About BRC

The British Retail Consortium (or BRC) is one of the leading trade associations in the United Kingdom. They represent all forms of retailers from small, independently owned stores, to big chain stores and department stores. It represents 80% of retail trade in the UK by turnover.

It campaigns for the retail industry and is the authoritative voice of retail, recognized for its powerful campaigning and influence within government and as a provider of in-depth retail information. In addition, the BRC produce standards that manufacturers have to comply with, in different product areas, such as food, packaging and consumer products.

. Companies exporting to the UK have to reach the BRC's standards to be certified via their own inspectors. Companies supplying supermarkets with own label food products often have to comply with the BRC standards: they are an industry-wide benchmark for quality and food safety.

BRC Project Plan

Detailed gap assessment of the existing site and the infrastructure in line with BRC / IoP requirements, reporting and review for proper incorporation:

  • Hygienic inputs for the plant layouts.
  • Review of the product safety requirements for building construction hygienic design, Floors, Walls, Roofs, Ceilings, Windows, Doors, Lighting, Ventilation, Plumbing, Utility, Piping and Employee facility.
  • Benchmarking with best practices as per the requirement of BRC IoP standards, international benchmarks and good practices.
  • Cleaning system requirements - type of cleaning methods, agents, equipments, frequencies, stations etc.
  • Pest control considerations and treatments.
  • All the other requirements of BRC-IoP.

Guidance on documentation development with respect to the BRC/IoP (Issue 4) requirements. This includes:

  • Comprehensive hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Review, development / integration of the procedures for pre-requisite standards and BRC-IoP site standards
  • Training and assistance in addressing the requirements of BRC-IoP standard in the IMS documentation.
  • Documentation review, finalization and release.

Implementation and training of all the people on basic expectations of BRC/IoP. To cover all the Supervisors and work force in multiple training module covering requirements of BRC/IoP.

Conduction of a BRC-IoP Internal Audit and closure support

Pre-preparations and Presence during the Conduction of Certification Audit by Certification Body