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1 Dr. Josephine Head British Retail Consortium BRC Global StandardsDr. Josephine HeadBritish Retail Consortium
2 Global Standard for Food Safety ‘A worldwide Standard of choice’ BRC Global StandardsGlobal Standard for Food Safety‘A worldwide Standard of choice’
3 BRC Global StandardsWhat is the BRC?The BRC is the leading Trade Association representing UK and International Retailers.The BRC is now in its 10th year .One of the key objectives was to provide a robust independent alternative to individual retailer customers developing, maintaining and resourcing their own ‘due diligence’
4 Global coverage of Certification Bodies BRC Global StandardsGlobal coverage of Certification Bodies110 Certification Bodies approved by the BRCOperating from 300 offices in 73 countries
5 Worldwide certification – over 12,000 suppliers BRC Global StandardsWorldwide certification – over 12,000 suppliersSupplier certifications by country – top tenWill come to the Pakistan picture later
6 What is the BRC Global Standard scheme? A market leading, third party certification scheme that specifies safety and quality criteria for the manufacture, packaging and storage and distribution of food and non-food productsSince then ,it has become widely accepted in the UK supply chain as a pre-requisite to trade , across all stakeholder groups.
8 BRC Guidelines Product Recall Traceability Complaint Handling BRC Global StandardsBRC GuidelinesProduct RecallTraceabilityComplaint HandlingInternal AuditPest ControlForeign Body DetectionFresh ProduceThere are 7 ‘how to’ guidelines.These provide Best Practice advice for help in meeting the standards and win or maintain business.
9 Manufacturer benefits BRC Global StandardsManufacturer benefitsProvides a passport for International TradeGlobal exposure for brands and productsUse of BRC Global Standards logoDiscounted training courses and publications
10 BRC Global Standards Retailer recognition Wal-MartMetroColesTescoSainsbury’s
11 Customer benefits 24/7 interactive database of suppliers BRC Global StandardsCustomer benefits24/7 interactive database of suppliersImmediate access to audit data for own suppliersReports on own suppliers’ performancePerformance monitoring of CBs
12 BRC Global StandardsExport/ImportBRC Certification provides a (Passport) for International TradeEU/ UK Imports (VISA)EU wide legislationOnus on importerRequirements available onECRM (Ticket)BRC/ECRM Collaboration- Bring together buyers and suppliers throughout the world in order to facilitate the purchasing and supply process.ECRM is the industry leader in business planning, marketing and event management.ECRM website houses an electronic catalogue of over 200,000 products from 1,800 suppliers and numerous web-based tools that facilitate collaborative planning between retailers and manufacturers
13 Global Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 BRC Global StandardsGlobal Standard For Food Safety Issue 5Published January 2008Reflects a Global Supply ChainBRC Issue 4: Benchmarked against ISO22000 & IFS v5 as a basis for continual improvementVersion 5 has recently been published after major revision developed by Working Groups of experts across all stakeholders- By the Industry For the Industry.In recognition of an increasingly global supply chain, the standard has dropped its Britishness and retail foci.Has clearer and more detailed requirementsGreater focus on analysis of potential hazardsNew specially designed training courses
14 Global Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 Requirements BRC Global StandardsGlobal Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 RequirementsSenior Management CommitmentHACCPFood Safety & Quality Management SystemSite standardsProduct ControlProcess ControlPersonnelIt is founded on 2 key principles:1)_Senior management commitment – without which any food safety management system is worthless2) HACCP – Internationally recognised food safety management principles3) Policies and Manual; i.e. Standard Stuff e.g. Organisation (Structure & responsibility); Internal Audit; Document Control ; Traceability/ withdrawal/recall; Complaints; Purchasing; Customer Focus4)General GMP on premises including focus on security (cf. bio security/ terrorism and theft) & chemical and physical product contamination control5) Product development (N.B. Most common reason for issues); special handling requirements – increased focus on allergens and Identity Preserved Materials (Food Fraud BIG BUSINESS); foreign body detection, packaging, inspection and laboratory testing.6) Control of operations; Quantity control; Calibration7) Training; personal hygiene, protective clothing, access & movement
15 Global Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 Fundamentals BRC Global StandardsGlobal Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 FundamentalsSenior Management Commitment and continual improvementFood Safety PlanInternal AuditsCorrective and Preventive actionTraceabilityLayout, Product Flow and SegregationHandling requirements for Specific MaterialsControl of operationsTrainingProduct certification depends on continued compliance and certain requirements have been designated FUNDAMENTAL.These relate to aspects that are crucial to the establishment and operation of a robust food quality and safety operation.9 Fundamental clauses have been identified.1)_Senior management commitment – without which any food safety management system is worthless2) Speaks for itself! Greater focus on identifying the potential hazards – not just microbiological3) Reviewing ongoing performance and 4) correcting it- should also speak for itself5) A legal requirement- without it comes the lack of ability to effectively withdraw or recall harmful material from the supply chain6) Speaks for itself!7)Increased focus on allergens and Identity Preserved Materials (Food Fraud BIG BUSINESS)8) Control of operations ( System must be embedded in what happens/ System must be reflected in practice)- Are you doing what you said you were doing9) Training -
16 Global Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 Merits BRC Global StandardsGlobal Standard For Food Safety Issue 5 MeritsBasis for GFSI BenchmarkFirst Standard Approved by GFSIProduct CategoriesProduct/process technology basedLinked to fields of audit & auditor competencyStandardised Report FormatAuditor QualificationsGFSI is the International Benchmarking process for Food Safety Management Systems, providing cost efficiency through common acceptance of GFSI recognised standards.The BRC standard provided the basis for development of the GFSI benchmark.Not surprisingly, it was the first food safety standard to be approved by GFSI.
17 Supporting the BRC Standard BRC Global StandardsSupporting the BRC StandardBRC International Technical TeamGlobal Customer SupportStrong Management of StandardsGlobal Standards Directory (BRC Global Training(Technical Team: NUMBERSGlobal Customer Support:Strong Management of Standards?- Technical Governance & Strategy Committee– minimum review every 3 years. Membership?Global Standards Directory: Online searchable directory
18 The BRC Technical Services Team BRC Global StandardsThe BRC Technical Services Team
19 BRC Training BRC Global Standards ‘ The Standard on its own is basically a book. It is the BRC training courses and the technical competency of the suppliers that bring that book to life and ensure that the standards required are actually implemented on the production floor’Dr Geoff Spriegel, BRC Director of Global Standards and Technical Services.
20 BRC Training Key Features Courses (Food Safety) BRC Global StandardsBRC TrainingKey FeaturesHigh Quality ContentTrainers are industry expertsFlexible, innovative & funHighly interactiveCourses (Food Safety)Implementation (2 day)3rd Party Auditor (1 or 4day)Intermediate HACCP (2 day)Approved Training ProvidersNone on the database for Pakistan‘ Pick and Mix’ Bespoke CoursesBusiness opportunity to be an ATP!?
21 5 key reasons to choose BRC Certification BRC Global Standards5 key reasons to choose BRC Certification
22 Confidence Developed and driven by UK and international retailers BRC Global StandardsConfidenceDeveloped and driven by UK and international retailersRigorous and detailedTried and trustedDatabase of BRC certificated suppliersGlobal - 90 countriesWidely used by Food Businesses throughout the global supply chain
23 Credibility 10th anniversary BRC Global StandardsCredibility10th anniversaryOriginal GFSI benchmark document based on BRC Food StandardFirst Standard in the world to be approved by GFSISupported by expert International Technical Committees
24 Consistency Global training infrastructure Guidelines BRC Global StandardsConsistencyGlobal training infrastructureGuidelines80+ Approved Training ProvidersHighly skilled, multi-lingual teamTried and tested BRC learning contentStandardized audit reports17 translations
25 BRC Global StandardsCompetenceRobust performance monitoring assessment tools for certification bodiesEstablished and transparent complaints procedureRigorous requirements for the competence, qualifications and experience of auditorsAuditors registered on central database
26 Cost BRC Global Standards Easy to follow process Frequency of audit based on performanceCost effective certificationStandard £90 (= 12,000 Rupee)Training (advised – not compulsory)Audit (cost agreed with Certification BodyAdministration fee £75 p.a. (=10,076 Rupee)
27 A Comparison with BRC Standards BRC Global StandardsA Comparison with BRC StandardsWhat about …… ISO A good Standard with good principles but :-Less prescriptive – more room for error and interpretation providing issues of consistency.No single defined reporting formatLooser requirements on auditor competencyIntermediate surveillance auditsNo central management by standard owner.Long review process – less responsive to change?Not currently recognised by retailers or GFSI.
28 A Comparison with BRC Standards BRC Global StandardsA Comparison with BRC StandardsWhat about …… IFSPreferred audit standard with French and German retailersVery similar standard to BRC in terms of audit requirements.Recognised by GFSIBut ……..Not widely recognised in the UKCertificates issued based on corrective action plans rather than evidence does not give same level of due diligence
29 The Certification Process National Accreditation Body BRC Global StandardsThe Certification ProcessNational Accreditation BodyApprovesBRC StandardCertification BodyAuditsSuppliers
30 Where are we in Pakistan? BRC Global StandardsWhere are we in Pakistan?National Accreditation Body - Pakistan National Accreditation CouncilCertification Bodies – SGS (Pakistan) PVT Limited, QA International Certification and Bureau Veritas CertificationCertificated Suppliers – Rahman Enterprises, Bismillah Textiles Limited, Tetra Pak, Anam Enterprises and othersUnder the C in Council- 2nd line
31 6 steps to certification BRC Global Standards6 steps to certification
32 Obtain a copy of the BRC Global Standard from BRC Global Standards1. Getting startedObtain a copy of the BRC Global Standard from
33 2. Select a BRC approved Certification Body BRC Global Standards2. Select a BRC approved Certification BodySGS (Pakistan) PVT LimitedQA International CertificationBureau Veritas Certification
34 3. Attend an approved BRC Training Courses BRC Global Standards3. Attend an approved BRC Training CoursesCourses available:Introduction to the Global Standard for Food SafetyGlobal Standard for Food Safety Conversion from Issue 4 to Issue 5How to Implement the StandardThird Party Auditor TrainingHandling Allergen Containing MaterialsIncident Management WorkshopIntermediate HACCP
35 4. Self Assessment Carry out a Gap Analysis Corrective actions BRC Global Standards4. Self AssessmentCarry out a Gap AnalysisCorrective actionsArrange audit
36 BRC Global Standards5. Complete the auditAudits cover all requirements of the standard and take 1.5 to 2 days on siteAny non conformities must be closed before the certificate is issuedCertificates are graded A to CRe-audits 12 monthly grades A and B
37 6. Gain registration to the BRC Global Standards Directory A global database of BRC certificated suppliers developed to provide information to users and to improve the management of the Global Standards scheme, adding value for all stakeholders
38 ‘A worldwide Standard of choice’ BRC Global StandardsGlobal Standard for Food Safety‘A worldwide Standard of choice’First Standard to be approved by GFSI