London, UK, 2014-1-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards has announced that it has made a number of technical changes to the BRC Global Standards Directory to allow BRC certificated suppliers to share audit data with other BRC certificated suppliers. Until this announcement only retailers could be given access to the audit data.
This new development means that audit sharing between suppliers is instantaneous and it allows access to the full audit report and the supplier’s certificate data. Benefits to the supplier are the immediate authentication and validation of the audit report and certificate.
Suppliers can be assured they are dealing with a recognised BRC certificated supplier as the certification body that carries out the audit is responsible for the completion of the audit and certificate information. The certification body has been approved by the BRC and follows strict rules and regulations which detail the responsibilities of the certification body and their auditors.
Suppliers are also kept up to date should any of their suppliers lose certification; an email alert is immediately sent to them. The system will automatically send instant email notification of failed, suspended, withdrawn or expired certification.
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About the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
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BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.
The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.
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