BRC & IFS
Food safety requirements are being continually tightened. Consumers and authorities are increasingly expecting that the food we all eat is of high quality and safe. If an error occurs somewhere in the chain, it must be able to be found and corrected quickly. The demands are mainly directed at the retail trade, but from there they are spread through the food chain to the process industry, especially producers and transporters.
Certify you according to the BRC British Retail Consortium
In order to deliver food to a number of English retail chains such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury, special approval is needed on a number of aspects that affect quality and product safety. Many of the requirements are described in the BRC Global Standard Food standard, which is issued through a collaboration between English business chains. The chains require an outside, independent party to review and approve the supplier's management system for quality and food safety. Bureau Veritas Certification is approved by the UKAS accreditation body to carry out audits in accordance with the BRC standard.
The benefits of a certification
- Access to some of Europe's largest food chains
- A certificate accredited according to UKAS requirements
- Fewer audits through combined inspections of other standards, such as IFS (International Food Standard)
- Integration of other standards such as ISO 9001 (quality) or ISO 14001 (environment)
- Swedish-speaking accountants with knowledge of local legislation
Certify yourself according to IFS - International Food Standard
In order to sell food to a number of German and French chains, such as Aldi, Lidl and Metro, special approval is required in a number of areas that affect quality and food safety. The requirements for suppliers are described in IFS (International Food Standard), which was initiated by the German food chain HDE (Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels). The French sister organization FCD (Federation of Commerce and Distribution Federation) joined later. The chains require an outside, independent party to review and approve the supplier's management system for quality and food safety. Bureau Veritas Certification is approved by the German accreditation body DAP to perform IFS audits.