We assist small food manufacturers through to multi-national packaging companies, agents and brokers who need to achieve BRC certification quickly.
The BRC standard, also known as British Retail Consortium, was one of the first standards to be adopted by GFSI. Its a HACCP based standard – so you will need a HACCP plan as well as a BRC based quality management system.
QMS Audits can write up both the HACCP Plan and BRC quality manual based on your existing food safety program. The quality manual is designed to act as a road map during the audit – we condense it as much as we can into one single folder to ensure the audit proceeds as quickly as possible and time is not spent looking for procedures and records.
If you are also certified to SQF, CFSMR or WQA then we can write a combined quality management system – reducing the amount of work and monitoring required.
- We offer BRC consulting for each of the five standards:
Storage and Distribution
Agents and Brokers
Non-Food Consumer products.
What does the BRC Standard cover?
The BRC Standard covers a wide range of requirements – some of which are quite extensive. This is an extensive standard with detailed requirements around food defence and business continuity.
BRC Packaging Standard
The BRC Packaging standard is used by many of the Australian packaging companies to demonstrate strong quality assurance and food safety standards. QMS Audits has extensive experience from working in the Packaging industry, which helps us to put together quality manuals quite quickly.
How often are the BRC Audits?
The BRC Audits are 12 monthly, unless on a surveillance audit basis of 6 monthly. This is dependent on the results of the previous audit.
BRC Consulting with Multiple Standards
For clients with certification to multiple standards – such as SQF, WQA or Global Gap – we are experts in combining several standards into one streamlined quality manual that is easy to manage and effective during audit.
BRC Audit Attendance
We can also attend the audit to offer moral support and some technical help. We ensure the auditors stay on track. Everything comes back to the standard and reasonable expectations.