BRC Audits &
Certification

Our BRC audit GS registered consultants and BRC Global Standards qualified auditors can offer support, either ad-hoc within your existing QA team, or as project leaders.

BRC Audit and GFSI Standards Compliance Consultants

Our registered BRC consultants and qualified BRC auditors specialize in providing tailored support. Whether you need assistance integrating within your existing QA team or leading a project, we can guide you through the implementation of a robust food safety and quality management system aligned with GFSI benchmarked standards including BRC Global Standards, FSSC 22000, and IFS Global Food Safety Standards.

If you are already certified to one of these standards then we can help you maintain and improve your compliance, through our service of internal auditing of your systems and procedures, against the precise requirements of these standards. We have helped all of our clients improve, or maintain the highest BRC audit grades, by offering such an expert internal auditing service.

About the GFSI Standards

In the year 2000, the GFSI was set up within The Consumer Goods Forum to advance the food safety management and to ensure safe food for consumers everywhere. In the year 2003 the Organisation began to benchmark, internationally, the Global Food Safety Standards managed by several scheme administrators including the British Retail Consortium BRC (now known as BRC Global Standards – Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards), International Featured Standard (IFS) and FSSC 22000, amongst others.

The Standards ensure the management of food and product safety across the food industry including food processors and manufacturers, packers, storage and distribution, and packaging manufacturers. The Standards ensure that condition, procedure and practice is managed within the following areas to provide assurance to the consumer (please note that these vary slightly between GFSI benchmarked standards):-

Management Commitment – a system and process to ensure inter-departmental communication on food safety matters, underpinned by a commitment by the senior management team to provide the necessary resources and support, together with objectives, for the management of food safety.

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) – an internationally recognised risk assessment protocol for the identification of food and product safety hazards, the implementation and validation of effective controls and the identification of Critical Control Points, all supported by valid and fully implemented pre-requisite controls such as staff training, waste management, water control, pest control and sanitation.

A Quality Management System to ensure management of procedures, nonconformity, complaints, internal audit, supplier approval and other related matters.

A Site Standards section to ensure that site and equipment layout, workflow, condition and hygiene is maintained and monitored, and that specific hazards such as from pests, brittle materials and other potential contaminants are managed.

A Product Control section to ensure that risk from incorrect packaging, labelling, weights, allergen and fraudulently substituted raw materials is managed.

A Process Control section managing the implementation of HACCP CCP’s, processing instructions, setting and monitoring.

A Personnel Section ensuring that staff competence, staff training and staff, visitor and contractor health are managed by appropriate process and procedure so as not to risk the food safety management system.

We can provide a specialist to help you implement the following Global Standards.

Helping you maintain and improve them through expert internal BRC auditing of your current processes, conditions and systems.

If you want more information regarding the BRC Global Standards, feel free to contact us.

BRC Audit Food Safety from MQM Consulting
BRC Audit Storage and Distribution from MQM Consulting
BRC Audit Agents and Brokers from MQM Consulting
BRC Audit Packaging and Materials from MQM Consulting
International Featured Standards IFS Food
Food Safety System Certification 22000 - MQM Consulting

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Our BRC GS registered consultants and BRC Global Standards qualified auditors are here to help. Whether you need ad-hoc support for your QA team or dedicated project leaders, we provide the expertise to ensure your business meets the highest food safety standards. Reach out to us today to get started.

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