Mapping a Global View of Food Safety: BRC Global Standards Releases New Report on Safety and Performance Around the World

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BRC Global Standards’ new report, Food Safety – A Global View, is a global view of food safety and performance focusing on key regions, providing local snapshots and highlighting key strengths and weaknesses.

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At the heart of the BRC Global Standards certification programme is a strong commitment to share best practice to help improve food safety

BRC Global Standards, the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality standards for the manufacture of safe, legal and quality products, today announced it has published a report, Food Safety – A Global View.

Each year, BRC Global Standards collects vast amounts of data and information during audits. In 2012, BRC conducted audits in 113 countries, covering over 16,000 food sites. For the first time, BRC is able to fully analyse this data and identify vital trends and developments.

The report sets out key findings and analysis from the 2012 audits. It provides a global view of food safety information and performance data, covering all 18 categories in the Food Standard. The report also focuses on key regions and countries, offering unique local insights and snapshots, mapping areas of strength and weakness and showcasing growth markets. It highlights important learnings on food safety issues that affect manufacturers, retailers and consumers around the world.

BRC Global Standards publishes a series of standards that cover the full supply chain, including food safety, packaging and packaging materials, storage and distribution, consumer products, and agents and brokers. The standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. Adherence to these standards is now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, who use the standards as part of their brand protection processes “At the heart of the BRC Global Standards certification programme is a strong commitment to share best practice to help improve food safety, and with this data now available we have a global picture of manufacturing performance,” notes Mark Proctor, CEO, BRC Global Standards.

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About the BRC’s Global Standards
BRC Global Standards is the world’s largest provider of safety and quality standards’ programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. The standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, ensuring that all standards are based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards’ certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.
For more information, please visit the BRC Global Standards website.

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