BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM ( BRC )
The two Indian bakeries which have implemented BRC standards for food safety are
Unibic Biscuits P Ltd.
What is BRC ?
The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard for Food Safety was created to ensure
supplier compliance and secure retailers’ ability to guarantee the quality and safety of the
food products they sell. Today it is used worldwide as a framework for any business (retailers
and processors) to assist the production of safe food and the selection of reliable suppliers.
Developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade organization that represents
the interests of UK retailers, the BRC Global Standard - Food was created to establish a
standard for due diligence and supplier approval.
The standard has been adopted by food manufacturers throughout the world, especially by
those organizations supplying British retailers. Third-party certification to the standard helps
manufacturers, brand owners and retailers fulfil their legal obligations and safeguard
consumers. The standard covers a comprehensive scope of product safety areas, as well as
the legal and due diligence responsibilities of both the supplier and the retailer.
Who is it relevant to?
It is particularly suitable for companies supplying food products to UK retailers, regardless of
the product or country of origin. In most cases certification to this standard is a pre-condition
for supplying to UK retailers
The principal requirements of the standard are the adoption and implementation of a HACCP
system, a documented and effective quality management system and a control of factory
environmental standards, products, processes and personnel.
It is one among many certifications which are applicable to food Industry .
SQF( Safety Quality Food )
EMS ( Environment management system )