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The number of multiple audits suppliers experience could be reduced with the latest update to the BRC Global Standards Directory

BRC Global Standards update will cut multiple audits

By Rick Pendrous

Food manufacturers should be able to reduce the number of multiple retail food hygiene audits they are subjected to, with the updated British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Directory published yesterday (August 13).

Griffiths: 'Print quality management will see the most significant change'

BRC packaging update pressures print

By Paul Gander

The cover design for Issue 5 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials may make a simple egg box look like something out of Jurassic World but, while the protocol does have ‘teeth’, there is not too much...

Supermarkets' unannounced supplier hygiene audits are becoming more common

Supermarkets step up unannounced supplier audits

By Rick Pendrous

Unannounced hygiene audits of supermarkets’ food and drink suppliers are becoming increasingly common, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Professor Chris Elliott, who carried out the investigation into the 2013 horsemeat contamination...

Clare Cheney, director general, Provision Trade Federation

Caution and common sense in allergen labels

By Clare Cheney

British Retail Consortium (BRC) guidance on allergen labelling contains an endorsement from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), applauding the BRC for its "efforts to achieve greater consistency in allergen labelling and interpretation of the new provisions"....

Crisps to go with your lager, sir? Manufacturers and retailers may turn to cross-category promotions to stem lost sales arising from a minimum price for alcohol

Food and drink combos to beat min alcohol pricing

By Freddie Dawson

Manufacturers and retailers may use cross-category promotions between drinks and food to stem lost sales arising from government plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.

Will the BRC's new Global Standard steal centre stage?

Will the BRC's new Global Standard steal centre stage?

By Ben Bouckley

The BRC claims its new Global Standard for Food Safety will prioritise auditor training and time on the factory floor, but one technical manager has dismissed it as a "complete sideshow", as large food manufacturers struggle with more thorough...

BRC: Trade has 'no appetite' for new allergen standard

BRC: Trade has 'no appetite' for new allergen standard

By Elaine Watson

News that the British Standards Institution (BSI) is developing a new allergen control standard is an “unnecessary development, which we do not support”, according to the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC’s) Trading arm.

BRC: Tell us if you’ve got issues with our standards

BRC: Tell us if you’ve got issues with our standards

By Elaine Watson

Too much duplication in food safety auditing is “regrettable”, but the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard was never designed to replace customer standards or audits completely, but free up supermarkets to focus on “development and brand specific...

Mash Direct has been awarded an A* after unannounced BRC audits two years in a row

Are unannounced BRC audits a 'complete waste of time?'

By Elaine Watson

Less than 70 sites out of 12,000+ food production facilities audited to version five of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Safety Standard have opted for unannounced audits, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learned.

Too many food safety audits spoil the broth

Too many food safety audits spoil the broth

By Elaine Watson

As the BRC starts work on version six of its Global Food Safety Standard, leading UK own-label manufacturers have continued to question its relevance as the supermarkets have carried on – and in many cases stepped up – their own auditing activities with...

Raise the BRC flag

Raise the BRC flag

British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards are gaining significant traction in China and the US. "We are certifying more sites in the US now...

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