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Category Learning Module - Low/ High Acid in Cans/ Glass/ Plastic Containers

  • Aimed: Auditors, Internal audit personnel, Current BRCGS Auditors, Those interested in becoming a BRCGS Auditor

  • Recognition: Industry recognised

Course Description

BRCGS have for some time developed and delivered auditor competency requirements and assessment criteria for each of the product categories.  Core technical knowledge sets are required for most categories and product specific knowledge.

The BRCGS Category 11 Learning Module provides an overview of category 11 products, risks, and processing activities. It is suitable for new auditors or to calibrate auditors in category 11 of the Global Standard for Food Safety to ensure their knowledge is relevant and up-to-date. This knowledge will be assessed in the category exam.

This course can be used as introductory training for manufacturing or retail technical and quality staff to enhance their knowledge of ambient stable low and high acid foods, industry practices and food safety controls. ​

And, it can further be utilized as instructional training for global markets sites to support the development of a certified BRCGS food safety and quality management system.​

The course is arranged into five modules, which include​

  • Microorganisms of concern and hurdle technology​
  • Thermal process theory ​
  • Retort operations​
  • Packaging, packaging integrity, and seals​
  • Post-processing handling


Information for Auditors

If you are an existing auditor working for a certification body please contact them directly for access to this course.

Course Access

 All BRCGS eLearning courses are delivered through our Learning Management System, BRCGS Educate. You should receive your login details to access the online course once your purchase has been completed. Please note this information is provided in a separate email to the course booking confirmation email. 

Our ATPs are BRCGS approved trainers who train auditors, sites, consultants and retailers to our requirements and protocols.