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Discover BRCGS

Discover BRCGS

The company was founded in 1996 by retailers who wanted to harmonise food safety standards across the supply chain. Today we are globally recognised across both food and non-food categories and operate the most rigorous third party certification scheme of its type. Our message is clear, we have the most rigorous schemes and the highest trained auditors giving you the best results possible.

BRCGS is a market-leading global brand that helps build confidence in the supply chain. Our Global Standards for Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Consumer Products, Agents and Brokers, Retail, Gluten Free, Plant-Based and Ethical Trading set the benchmark for good manufacturing practice, and help provide assurance to customers that your products are safe, legal and of high quality.

In 2016 BRCGS was acquired by the LGC Group, the leading international life sciences measurement and testing company. This is the next stage of the strategic transition from being a standards owner to a brand and consumer protection organisation with a range of products and services to help its customers deal with the challenges of producing safe, high quality products for the end consumer on a global basis.

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  • Food safety is at the heart of all the decisions we make at JTM. BRCGS certification was truly the next logical step for us as a growing number of manufacturers, retail, and food service companies in North America now require this independent certification.

    Anthony Maas, President

    JTM Food Group

  • Meeting the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with high quality and safe products. We are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to focus our efforts on best manufacturing and quality practices.

    Rick Little, CEO

    APLIX Inc

Compliance and audit rigour

Not all schemes are the same. BRCGS invests a lot of time and money performance-managing all of our certification partners and has a high expectation of auditors who undertake audits of our scheme. In terms of audit calibration, our own auditor category exams, education, work experience, professional qualification, audit training and experience is the gold standard in third party auditing.

Compliance and integrity

More about BRCGS

  • Latest News

    For the latest news on our products and services.

  • Events

    We run international conferences, executive round tables and much more.

  • Training

    The BRCGS Academy offers courses for auditors and site technical teams.