BRC & IFS
Food security requirements are growing. Consumers and authorities are increasingly demanding that the foods we all eat must be of high quality and with a high level of safety. If problems occur, the source of the error must be found and rectified quickly. The requirements are primarily aimed at retail, but from there they spread throughout the food chain to the processing industry, primary producers and transporters.
To supply food to a number of English retail chains such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury, special approval is required for a number of general things that have an impact on quality and food safety. Many of the requirements for suppliers are described in the BRC Global Standard Food standard published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) British supermarket chain. The chains require an independent external source to review and approve the supplier's quality and food safety system. Bureau Veritas Certification has been approved by the UKAS accrediting authority, UKAS, to conduct these BRC audits.
To supply food to a number of German and French retail chains, such as Aldi, Lidl and Metro special approvals are required on a number of things that affect quality and food safety. The requirements for the suppliers are described in the International Food Standard (IFS), which was prepared by the German supermarket chain HDE (Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels). It was later joined by their French sister organization FCD (Fédération des entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution). The chains require an independent external source to review and approve the supplier's quality and food safety system. Bureau Veritas Certification is approved by the German accreditation scheme, DAP, to conduct these IFS audits.
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