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BRCGS Certification, Training & Resources

Learn about Implementing BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.

A framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality.

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With over 33,000 clients in the food, beverage, retail and hospitality sectors, Lloyd’s Register (LR) works across the globe to provide BRCGS Food Safety audits to a huge range of customers.

First published in 1998, this standard helps food manufacturers focus on a wide range of areas including HACCP, traceability, food fraud prevention, management commitment and quality management systems. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) meaning successful certification helps your business retain, or unlock, access to key markets. 

The 8th issue of the standard was launched in February 2019 and LR can help to ensure you meet the new audit criteria.

Benefits of BRCGS’s Food Safety Standard

New business opportunities

Improve your ability to work with the many organisations for which BRCGS certification is a contractual obligation or expectation.

Customer confidence in your brand

The BRC Global Standard helps you protect your brand, giving customers confidence in your production programmes and supply chain management.

Supply chain access

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is accepted and specified by many global retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors as part of their supplier approval process.

Competitive advantage

Certification against one of the leading standards in your sector sets you apart from uncertified competitors.

Remote audit: know your options

Our technology enables us to audit your business remotely, in accordance with BRCGS criteria. When on-site visits aren’t available, remote options can deliver certification to new BRCGS sites, or sites that wish to prevent expiration. Conducted by trained food safety specialists, our remote audits are thorough yet practical and deliver the value you would expect from an on-site visit.

Need help with BRCGS Food Safety?

Covering 18 food categories and 27,000 certified sites, LR recognises that every BRCGS customer has different needs. With over 30 years’ experience operating across the food and drink sector, our teams can offer you a wide range of services aimed at improving standards, increasing your food safety and, ultimately, protecting your brand.

We also offer a wide range of additional BRCGS Modules; some of which are standalone, while others can be combined with the audit.

Why work with us?

Customised approach

We can help prepare your organisation for BRCGS version 8. Our ability to combine audits and offer a full range of services enables you to save time and cut costs.

Technical expertise

We match expert assessors with deep industry knowledge to your business; enabling a robust audit of your system.  Assessors are specialists not only in understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas but in applying this knowledge pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.

Your business helps LR to help others

The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.


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