In today’s global marketplace, the food on your plate can come from anywhere in the world. Increasingly complex global supply chains mean that the assurance of food safety and quality to prevent foodborne illness is more important than ever.
Among those looking to bring uniformity to processes that ensure safe food for all is the British Retail Consortium (BRC), whose food safety and quality standard has provided important guidance to global food growers and suppliers, as well as a common framework for safety and quality for the worldwide food industry, for the past 20 years. The BRC Standard offers important direction and common metrics for consistency and safety in food quality and production.
Version 8, the latest iteration, provides an umbrella framework for other individual international regulations regarding food safety and quality monitoring. It helps suppliers raise the bar on things like reducing food recalls due to factors including: mislabeling, pathogen contamination, product integrity and food fraud. Version 8 will also assist companies in efforts to focus on the achievement of safe products by adopting best practices and methodologies for safe food handling.
The rigorous approach of the BRC Standard makes it one of the most effective guidelines for reducing risk and maintaining compliance for international food safety and quality. By adopting the guidance of Version 8, food suppliers and manufacturers can open the doors to new international markets and become leaders in their field by doing business at the global level.
Nadia has 20 years of experience in various Quality Assurance/Technical roles in the food industry delivering technical leadership and market development expertise. She has worked within a variety of food manufacturing facilities, as well as retail, which include industries such as bakery, confectionery and dairy.