BRCGS Food Safety Certification

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The BRCGS Standard for Food Safety, was the first Standard to be recognised by GFSI in 2000. Covering the following requirements, the Standard has been developed to take a common sense approach towards achieving certification:

  • Senior management commitment

  • The food safety plan - HACCP
  • 
Food safety and quality management systems
  • 
Site standards
  • 
Product control

  • Process control

  • Personnel

  • High-risk, high-care and ambient high-care production risk zones

  • Requirements for traded products

In addition to the core Standard, we also offer certification against the following voluntary modules:

  • Meat Supply Chain Assurance

  • Gluten Free Products

  • Culture of Excellence

  • BRC FSMA

BRCGS published Issue 8 of the Food Safety Standard in 2018, which came in to force for all audits conducted from 1st February 2019. A copy of new Standard can be found here.

Your path to certification

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01. Application

Request and complete our application form, following which we can determine your audit duration and audit costs.
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02. Audit Planning

Discuss and confirm your audit date, and receive your formal audit notification and invoice.
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03. The Audit

The audit takes place on-site. If there are any findings, these will be discussed with you as they
are found.
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04. Corrective Planning

Corrective actions for any non-conformities to be submitted to us within 28 days of the audit for review and close out.
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05. Certification

If corrective actions are satisfactory, your grade will be determined and your certification and audit report
will be issued.

BRCGS Pre-assessments

If you are new to the assessment process for any of the BRCGS Standards provided by UK Food Certification and are looking to have certification against the Standard, you may wish to consider a pre-assessment. These visits can be beneficial as our assessors will identify aspects of the Standard that you may not be conforming to, giving you the ability and time to prepare ahead of your full certificated assessment.

Pre-assessment enquiry