The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is the number one global market leading GFSI scheme and if you are a specifier, brand and consumer protection will be your number one priority. Supply chain resilience and transparency can be achieved using the Food Safety Standard and reported on the BRC Global Standards Directory.

Built by experts and delivered by highly qualified auditors who have undergone the most rigorous training and examinations of all of the food safety schemes, to ensure the scheme is the "gold Standard". 


Customer confidence


  • Protects your brand and consumer
  • Ensure your customers maintain confidence in your food safety programme and supply chain management
  • Accepted and specified by many retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors worldwide as part of their supplier approval process
  • First Standard to be GFSI benchmarked
  • First Standard to define food fraud
  • The only Standard to offer a food safety culture assessment
  • Use certification as a marketing tool by displaying our logo on your publicity materials, stationery and website


Achievable and cost-effective

  • Written by experts and now in its seventh issue
  • Designed to reflect best practice and provide a common sense, risk-based approach to product safety and certification
  • Offers audit options including announced or unannounced audits
  • There is a straightforward certification process which means there are no hidden costs. If your business is prepared and confident about food safety, the only cost will be that of the audit, which is charged at a local rate
  • Reduce waste, complaints, recalls and rejected products
  • Global recognition of the Standard by customers and the portable nature of the product with additional modules reduce audit burden


highly-trained auditors worldwide

  • Audits carried out by a global network of trained, experienced, certification bodies, their performance is managed by BRC Global Standards, unlike other schemes
  • We set exceptionally high standards when it comes to the competence, qualifications and experience of our auditors
  • First scheme to implement auditor category exams
  • The audit standards and certification process is stringently maintained and consistent worldwide


Support when you need it

  • Dedicated support available from the BRC Global Standards Technical and Commercial teams
  • "Tell US" for site to feedback auditor comments
  • Established and transparent that ensures any concerns that you may have are investigated thoroughly and are vigorously followed up