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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 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. Independent research, carried out by the University of Birkbeck, demonstrates the value and economic impact that certification to BRCGS can bring.

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BRCGS is part of LGC ASSURE, that brings four global brands together to deliver a connected series of supply chain assurance solutions across critical touchpoints, with a focus on the manufacturing, ingredients and nutritional supplements sectors.

LGC ASSURE serves over 34,000 customers in over 160 countries from 10 dedicated locations around the world to provides intelligence analysis of the safety, quality and authenticity of goods and services, alongside evolving value drivers such as health, environmental, human welfare and ethical impact.

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LGC ASSURE serves many sectors including manufacturing, retail, laboratory, ingredients and supplements. As well as BRCGS, it comprises:

  • SSAS, a world leader in human drugs and animal sports screening
  • INFORMED, the number one name in nutritional supplement endorsement
  • Safefood 360, the developer of best in class food safety and supplier quality management software


  • 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

Certification Audit Integrity

Not all schemes are the same. BRCGS invests a lot of time and money in performance-managing certification partners and has a high expectation of auditors who undertake audits of our schemes. 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.

Certification 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.