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BRCGS Food Safety

Demonstrate your commitment to best practice in food safety

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With over 33,000 clients in the food, beverage, retail and hospitality sectors, LRQA works across the globe to provide BRCGS Food Safety audits to a huge range of customers.

First published in 1998, this standard provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, plus the operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry. The Global Standard for Food Safety is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), meaning successful certification helps your business retain or unlock access to key markets.

The 9th issue of the standard was launched in August 2022 and LRQA can help to ensure you meet the new audit criteria.

Benefits of BRCGS’s Food Safety Standard

  • New business opportunities

Improve your ability to work with the many organisations for which BRCGS certification is a contractual obligation or expectation.

  • Customer confidence in your brand

The Standard helps you protect your brand, giving customers confidence in your production programmes and supply chain management.

  • Supply chain access

The Global Standard for Food Safety is accepted and specified by many global retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors as part of their supplier approval process.

  • Competitive advantage

Certification against one of the leading standards in your sector sets you apart from uncertified competitors.

Need help with BRCGS Food Safety?

Covering 18 food categories and 27,000 certified sites, LRQA recognises that every BRCGS customer has different needs. With over 30 years’ experience operating across the food and drink sector, our teams can offer you a wide range of services aimed at improving standards, increasing your food safety and, ultimately, protecting your brand.

We also offer a wide range of additional BRCGS Modules; some of which are standalone, while others can be combined with the audit.

Remote audit: know your options

Your BRCGS Food Safety Global Standard audit can be carried out either on-site or remotely in certain circumstances according to BRCGS guidelines. Whether delivered onsite or remotely, our audits deliver the same output while you continue to provide your customers with supplier assurance and trust in your organisation.

Why work with us?

Customised approach

We can help prepare your organisation for BRCGS issue 8. Our ability to combine audits and offer a full range of services enables you to save time and cut costs.

Technical expertise

We match expert assessors with deep industry knowledge to your  business; enabling a robust audit of your system.  Assessors are specialists not only in understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas but in applying this knowledge pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.


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