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Our Warehouse is now BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution Certified

We are delighted to announce that our warehouse is now BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution Certified.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a trade association for the UK food retail industry created in 1992. The BRC has published standards for best practices for the food and manufacturing industries for two decades, and also publishes the On-Pack recycling standards for the UK. The BRC Global Food standard has been in existence since 1998, and in 2000 was the first food safety standard to be recognized by the GFSI organization, which means the standard meets their “benchmark” criteria for acceptance. The standard is designed as a “total quality management” program, and includes both food safety requirements and quality requirements which food manufacturers must meet in order to be certified.

BRC Global Standard – Storage and Distribution

The BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution is designed to establish best practice requirements for the maintenance of product safety and quality during the storage and distribution of products from manufacturers to the end user, retailer or caterer. The standard is equally applicable for food products, consumer products and packaging materials.

Standard Requirements:

  • Hazard and Risk Analysis System
  • Quality Management Systems – Based on the principles of ISO 9000 and including product traceability and recall management
  • Senior Management Commitment and Continual improvement
  • The site environment and operating standards – including maintenance, cleaning and pest control, product handling and where applicable temperature controls
  • Vehicle Operating Standards
  • Facility Management
  • Good Operating Practices
  • Personnel – including the training and personal hygiene requirements for the staff

Features & Benefits:

  • Storage and Distribution modules combine to form a core module in 8 logical chapters
  • Risk based approach to compliance when applying the Standard to handling consumer products and packaging
  • Clear expectations for product handling and vehicle operations
  • Section on management commitment – clearly recognizing the importance of this in achieving certification
  • Additional contracted services – recognizing the increased range of services now provided for customers
  • Guidelines on auditing multi-site distribution companies
  • Performance based audit frequencies and processes for corrective action review

As you can see from this, we have exceptional standards of warehousing. If you would like more information about our warehousing department and how we can benefit you, call us on 01633 891189.