Food Safety

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 will be published on 1 August 2018

BRC Global Standard FOR FOOD SAFETY ISSUE 8

The development of Issue 8 followed a wide consultation to understand stakeholders’ requirements and a review of emerging issues in the food industry. The information has been developed and reviewed by working groups made up of international stakeholders representing food manufacturers, retailers, food service companies, certification bodies and independent technical experts.

The focus of attention for this issue has been on:

 

  • encouraging development of product safety culture
  • expanding the requirements for environmental monitoring to reflect the increasing importance of this technique
  • encouraging sites to further develop systems for security and food defence
  • adding clarity to the requirements for high-risk, high-care and ambient high-care production risk zones
  • providing greater clarity for sites manufacturing pet food
  • ensuring global applicability and bench-marking to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

 

 TIMELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD ISSUE 8

 

AUGUST 2018 STANDARD PUBLISHED
SEPTEMBER 2018 APPROVED TRAINING PARTNER TRAINING
OCTOBER 2018 AUDITOR AND SITE TRAINING BEGINS
1 FEBRUARY 2019 AUDITS COMMENCE


For further details of the BRC Global Standard for Food Issue 8 offered by the BRC Academy click here (Please tick the BRC Academy, Food and October boxes to view course dates and details)

 

 

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