LONDON, 2015-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards, the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards for the manufacture of safe, legal and quality products, today announced it has published the second edition of its annual report titled Food Safety – A Global View.
Each year, BRC Global Standards collects vast amounts of data and information during food safety audits. In 2014, the BRC conducted audits in 120 countries covering over 17,000 food sites.
This year, we have adopted a slightly different approach to the analysis, categorising the data by food group rather than by country. The report sets out key findings and analysis from the 2014 audits. It provides a global view of food safety information and performance data, covering all the 18 categories in the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.
Suppliers and retailers will now be able to benchmark sector performance on a global scale, accessing richer information on the specific trends and performance levels within their particular food and drink categories
BRC Global Standards publish a series of Standards that cover Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Agents and Brokers, and Consumer Products, covering the full supply chain. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufactures fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers who use the Standards as part of their brand protection processes.
Mark Proctor, CEO BRC Global Standards said: “At the heart of the programme is a commitment to sharing best practice to help improve food safety, and with this data and analysis available we are providing a consistent global picture of manufacturing performance, as well as unprecedented depth of insight for the industry.”
Food Safety – A Global View 2015 is available to download from the Knowledge Centre of the BRC Global Standards website.
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About the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the UK’s leading retail trade association. It represents the full range of retailers, large and small, multiples and independents, food and non-food, online and store based.
About the BRC’s Global Standards
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.
For more information please visit the BRC Global Standards website.
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