The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standards are specification developed by British Retail Consortium in response to the needs of UK members of the consortium. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the trade association of range of independent retailers, large multiples and department stores, selling a wide range of products. The BRC Global Standards are used by suppliers and global retailers. BRC standards specify requirements for standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.
The BRC standard is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which aims to harmonize international food safety standards with the help of the world's top retailers and food manufacturers.
The BRC Global Standards are a group of four industry-leading Technical Standards that specify requirements to be met by an organization to enable the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food and consumer products
- The BRC Global Standards are a set of four Technical Standards:
- BRC Global Standard for Food
- BRC Global Standard for packaging & Packaging Material
- BRC Global standard for consumer product
- BRC Global standard for Storage & Distribution