A Standard that meet the demands of today's consumer

The overall consumer products market is forecast to grow at an  average of 5% per year. Industry adoption and use of BRCGS certification has increased by 11% year on year, with over 700 certificated sites in 48 countries.  Hazard Analysis, risk assessment and compliance of near-food products is a key driver, as well as greater regulatory acceptance for cross-border trade.

Independent research, carried out by the University of Birkbeck, demonstrates that organisations operating to BRCGS standards improve food safety, operational efficiency, commercial growth, improved profitability and broad-based innovation.

Each of the Standards can be certificated at either Foundation level or at Higher level. This enables both flexibility to reflect customers' needs depending on the product sector and product/brand risk and provides a clear pathway for continuous development.

The Standards have been developed by groups of industry experts to ensure they are rigorous and detailed but clearly focused on the key issues to produce safe, legal products in accordance with customer quality requirements. The Standards provide a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for these criteria. 


✓ Protect company reputation, brand and image


✓ Flexibility - choose the level that suits your supply chain.


✓ Increased market access and market share as standard is specified and accepted by retailers and brand owners, and greater visibility through listing on BRGCS Directory.


✓ Compatibility with ISO9001 and cGMP. BRCGS incorporates all the requirements of ISO 9001, as well as additional depth and robustness in product risk assessment and process risk assessment (FMEA, HACCP, HARA).


✓ Reduction in Audit Burden as Standard is recognised by more brand owners and retailers


✓ Improved product compliance drives down quality/safety related customer complaints, product withdrawals, returns, and recalls.


✓ Regulatory compliance


✓ Improved business improvement through access to BRCGS Service Package