Brc Global Standards

Suppliers have compalined about the excessive burden of retailer hygiene audits

Reduce burden of hygiene audits

By Michelle Perrett

The burden of excessive retailer hygiene audits of their food and drink suppliers needs to be reduced, argues the head of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF).

LGC Group has acquired the majority share of BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards acquired by LGC

By Gwen Ridler

Scientific testing specialist LGC Group has acquired a majority share in food safety and quality standards programme provider BRC Global Standards, for an undisclosed sum.

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).

Standard audits are unlikely to detect fraud, said the British Retail Consortium

BRC audit not designed to pick up food fraud

By Rick Pendrous

Conventional third-party hygiene audits of suppliers are unlikely to pick up examples of food fraud – such as the horsemeat incidents exposed earlier this year – a leading audit scheme owner has said.

Griffiths: the logic is clear

Scope of packaging certification grows

By Paul Gander

The benchmarking of the BRC/IoP packaging standard with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) equivalent has been a major step towards international harmonisation in food packaging certification, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has claimed.

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...

BRC mends its ways

BRC mends its ways

By Rick Pendrous

The BRC tightens its standards in response to Tesco's concerns