The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety: A Guide to a Successful Audit / Edition 1

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The British Retail Consortium Standard Global Standard - Food was originally conceived to meet an increasing demand for a unified standard to be used by the major retailers in the UK for their suppliers of "own label" food products. The system has proved so successful that it is now used throughout the food industry, and an estimated 6000 food manufacturers worldwide already have the Standard. Companies are often unsure about how to approach attaining certification - often a demanding process, especially at the first attempt. Not only are there almost 300 clauses to satisfy, there are also general concerns such as how to correct non-conformities within very specific deadlines. Even when their operations are actually quite satisfactory, many suppliers find themselves poorly prepared for the evaluation and do not perform as well as they might. This book offers companies in the food industry the first comprehensive guide to preparing for a BRC Standard evaluation. Using real life examples, it enables manufacturers to ensure that the correct systems are in place to achieve the Standard and present themselves in the best way during the evaluation process. It also recommends the steps to take following evaluation and how to correct non-conformities. The book is aimed at suppliers who are seeking certification for the first time and at those already in the scheme seeking to improve their grades. It will also be of interest to certification bodies and consultants to the food industry.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Overall, this is a very useful book to use a guide to the BRCGlobal Standard for Food Safety, in preparing for and following upon a BRC audit. Its price is reasonable and should be good value,and a worthwhile acquisition, particularly for food businessesstarting on the road to achieve accreditation to that standard."(International Journal of Dairy Technology, February2011)

“This book offers companies in the food industry the firstcomprehensive guide to preparing for the Global StandardAudit.” (Beverage and Food World, May 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405157964
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Ron Kill is Managing Director, Micron Laboratories Ltd, UK
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Table of Contents


Introduction 1

Pt. 1 Preparation for the Audit 5

Ch. 1 Keys to Success 7

Ch. 2 Familiarity with the Standard 12

Ch. 3 Planning for the Audit 30

Ch. 4 How to Conduct Yourself at the Audit 42

Pt. 2 The Requirements of the Standard: What the Auditor Will Be looking For 49

Ch. 5 Clause 1: Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement 51

Ch. 6 Clause 2: Food Safety Plan - HACCP 61

Ch. 7 Clause 3: Food Safety and Quality Management System 91

Ch. 8 Clause 4: Site Standards 140

Ch. 9 Clause 5: Product Control 215

Ch. 10 Clause 6: Process Control 244

Ch. 11 Clause 7: Personnel 257

Pt. 3 After the On-Site Audit 279

Ch. 12 Correcting Nonconformities 281

Ch. 13 What Next? 302

References 305

Useful Websites 305

App. 1 What Happened to Issue 4? 309

App. 2 Pre-Audit Checklist 319

Index 337

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