BRC Global Standard for Food Safety – Issue 9
BRCGS Food Safety was first published in 1998 and has evolved with input from a wide base of international stakeholders including retailers, caterers, food manufacturers and certification bodies under management of the BRCGS. The Standard is based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), supported by a documented quality management system. It requires a risk based approach to food safety management and includes prescriptive requirements based on established industry best practice.
As the first of the Standards to be Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized, it is used as a basis for ensuring supplier assurance around the world, with over 25,000 certified sites in more than 100 countries.
Launched on August 1, 2022, BRC Food Safety Issue 9 compounds on Issue 9 with further development of two particular segments: food safety culture and building core competencies. Are you ready for Issue 9 audits to begin in February 2023? Reach out to PJRFSI for the latest updates and information!
Cannabis/CBD and hemp oils for use in food products or production can also be certified to BRCGS standards. As one of the most rigorous and detailed food safety certification schemes currently available, BRCGS certification can be an excellent option for ensuring integrity of products.