Coming Soon: BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers

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BRC Global Standards’ first issue of Global Standards for Agents and Brokers provides a framework to help food businesses manage product quality, safety and legality.

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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 is pleased to announce the pending publication of the very first issue of its Global Standard for Agents and Brokers.

The BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers, Issue 1, has been developed to provide a framework to manage product safety, quality and legality for businesses in the food and food packaging industries that buy, sell or facilitate the trade of products but do not have their own production, storage or distribution facilities.

BRC Global Standards publishes a series of standards that cover food safety, packaging and packaging materials, storage and distribution, consumer products and, now, agents and brokers. The standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, who use them as part of their brand protection processes.

About BRC
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the UK's leading retail trade association. It represents the full range of retailers — large and small, multiples and independents, food and non-food, online and store based.

About 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.
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