Food safety

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If you have queries about how to interpret the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety or how it’s audited, or you have any questions, comments or requests, the BRC Technical team are here to help. Please contact us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety FAQs



One of the first steps in preparing for an audit is a self- assessment or gap analysis to identify areas for additional preparation. BRC Global Standards have developed a self-assessment tool to assist with this process which is available in several languages. Click on the relevant link to download the document.


How to use the BRC Global Standards self-assessment tools from BRC Global Standards on Vimeo.

Position statementS

During the lifetime of a published BRC Global Standard the BRC Technical Advisory Committees may be asked to either review the wording of a clause in the BRC Global Standard or to provide an interpretation of a requirement or rule.

The decision made by the Technical Advisory Committee is known as a Position Statement. Position Statements are binding on the way the audit and certification process is carried out and are seen as an extension to the BRC Global Standard. To download a position statement, click on the relevant link:

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