We are proud to announce that, Izmir Organic is an organic food company which is BRC Certified.
Let’s basically explain BRC and BRC Global Standards.
BRC is the abbreviation of the British Retail Consortium. This is a trade association in the United Kingdom. BRC represents all kind of retailers. It was formed in 1992. In 1998 it produced the first edition of the BRC Food Technical Standard and Protocol for food suppliers. This has been widely adopted not just throughout the UK but around the world.
The Standard is divided into seven sections:
Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement
For any food safety system to be effective it’s essential the senior management team is fully committed to its application and continued development.
The Food Safety Plan (HACCP)
The basis for the Food Safety System is an effective HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) program based on the requirements of the internationally recognised Codex Alimentarius system.
Food Safety and Quality Management System
Sets out requirements for the management of food safety and quality, building upon the principles of ISO 9000. This includes requirements for product specifications, supplier approval, traceability, and the management of incidents and product recalls.
Sets out expectations for the production environment including the layout and maintenance of the buildings and equipment, cleaning, pest control, waste management and foreign body controls.
Includes the requirements for product design and development stage including allergen management, product and ingredient provenance, product packaging and product inspection and testing.
Includes the establishment and maintenance of safe process controls, weight/volume control and equipment calibration, and ensures the documented HACCP plan is put into practice.
Sets out the standards needed for staff training, protective clothing and personal hygiene. Buy the Food Safety Standard from the BRC bookshop.
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