Food safety is a journey, not a destination. It’s an ongoing process and takes a commitment to unceasing improvement, and a healthy food safety culture. To succeed, every stakeholder in the supply chain must work together to control and prevent risk. The BRCGS for Food Safety is one of the world’s leading Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certifications to help companies stay ahead of the fight against risk.
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The Standard began in the United Kingdom in 1998 to help the food industry meet the legislative requirements of the European Union General Product Safety Directive and the UK Food Safety Act. Since then, the standard has earned worldwide recognition with more than 26,000 certified sites across 130 countries. The standard became a GFSI-recognized certification program when GFSI emerged in 2000. Now in its 9th edition, the standard is constantly evolving to protect the consumer. It introduced food safety culture requirements, definitions for food fraud, and reduced audit burden through additional modules.
The BRCGS Food Safety Standard can be used by any food processing operation where open food is handled, processed, or packed, including products such as fresh produce pack houses and slaughterhouses to processed foods, canneries, and ready-to-eat products. The certification provides the framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and operational controls.
Steps for BRCGS Certification
TraceGains developed this series of checklists in collaboration with our partner, Jason Sapsin, Sr. Legal Editor, Food & Drug at Thomson Reuters Publishing. Sapsin is a former FDA associate chief counsel and is based in Boulder, Colorado. Download the BRCGS Audit Checklist today to get started with the BRCGS Standard.
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