Meeting the requirements of the BRC Storage and Distribution Standard ensures best practice standards are developed, implemented and maintained for any organization involved in the storage and/or distribution of goods.Storage and distributor companies can be certified against this Standard to demonstrate their competence in maintaining product safety and integrity. The Standard is equally relevant to companies storing and/or distributing food, consumer goods and packaging. This Standard is applicable to all forms of transportation.Storage and distribution is the link between all stages of the product supply chain and retail. The introduction and the implementation of this Standard represent the efforts made to ensure product safety and integrity through the supply chain.The Standard contains separate modules for the different sectors within the supply chain, namely storage, distribution, wholesaling and contracted specialist services offered by storage companies such as:Product Inspection/SortingContract Packing (Repacking, Assembly Packing)Quantity Control InspectionContract Chilling/Freezing/Defrost OperationsEU Regulations (No. 178/2002, No. 852/2004) legally oblige food storage and distribution companies to ensure systems are in place to supply safe and legal products.Benefits of the BRC Global StandardsComprehensive and focused on safety, legality and qualityClear and detailed requirements based on HACCP principles supported by documented systemsStandardized reporting format providing information on how sites meet the requirements of the StandardsClosure of all non-conformity identified at an audit with evidence included in the report before Certificates can be issuedComplementary with existing quality management systems e.g. ISO and HACCP where these meet the requirements of the StandardFocuses on identifying and preventing hazards from contaminating food Is based on sound science Permits more efficient and effective government oversight, primarily because the record keeping allows investigators to see how well a firm is complying with food safety laws over a period rather than how well it is doing on any given day Places responsibility for ensuring food safety appropriately on the food manufacturer or distributor Helps food companies compete more effectively in the world market Reduces barriers to international trade.
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