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What is the BRC Food Safety Certification Standard? 

The Brand Reputation Compliance (BRC) first introduced its Global Standard for Food Safety, a GFSI benchmarked standard, in 1998. Today, in 2016, latest BRC reports suggest that there are over 18,531 BRC Food Safety certified sites in over 100 countries. 

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is regarded as the benchmark for compliance to best practice in food industry standards; and is an internationally recognised mark of food safety, quality and responsibility. BRC rate third party certification bodies on their performance and efficiency in customer service. Cert ID Europe are a 5 star third party Auditing and Certification Body, accredited to deliver BRC certification.   

Who needs BRC Food Safety Certification? 

Many UK, North American and European retailers will only consider business with suppliers who have passed audit and gained certification to the appropriate BRC certification standard. BRC Food Safety Certification may be beneficial for: 

  • Finished Food Manufacturers (Of Branded & Unbranded Products)
  • Food Production Businesses 
  • Ingredient Suppliers
  • Farmers and Growers
What does the BRC Food Safety Certification Standard cover and what are the requirements to achieve BRC Certification?


The scope of individual audits and requirements to achieve certification will be unique to individual facilities.The key areas which the BRC Food Safety Standard (Version 7) covers are: 

  • Senior Management Commitment
  • The Food Safety Plan- HACCP
  • Food Safety and Quality Management System
  • Site Standards
  • Product Control
  • Process Control
  • Personnel

Download the full PDF document of the BRC Global Food Safety Certification Standard for free at the BRC Bookshop http://www.brcbookshop.com/p/1651/brc-global-standard-for-food-safety-issue-7-uk-free-pdf

How much does a BRC audit cost and how do I become BRC certified?

certidThe cost of BRC certification depends on a number of factors surrounding your facility, including the size of the facility and the scope that the certification needs to cover. 

To take the first steps in becoming BRC certified please contact us to assess the requirements of your business. We can then provide a competitive quotation. 

Cert ID Europe Ltd is accredited by UKAS to deliver the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. We are an officially 5* rated by the BRC. Our mission is to provide you, the client, with a high level of quality and service not just during the audit but throughout the whole certification process.

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BRC Participate

BRC Participate is the most convenient and flexible way to access all the content produced by BRC Global Standards.

BRC Participate is a managed, subscription-based, online service that subscribers can access to view content.

Download PDFs of the BRC Global Standards and access Interpretation Guidelines and supporting publications online, selecting your language of choice where translations are available.

For more information, please visit www.brcparticipate.com