BRC Issue 8 – How to Gain Certification

August 16, 2018 in BRC Audits, Food Industry

With BRC Issue 8 now published, we will be posting regular updates regarding some of the changes over the coming weeks.

Firstly, we are looking at overall steps in preparation for certification as per Part III Audit Protocol of BRC Food Safety Standard Issue 8.

You can download the 1 page pdf or follow the section below.

  • Learning Stage

    Review the guidelines from BRC Global Standards

  • Audit Preparation

    Audit Preparation

    • Select an audit type – Announced or Unannounced
    • Define the scope of the audit
    • Conduct self-assessments

  • Audit Planning

    Audit planning

    • Select an audit date and provide information to your
      certification body
    • Define the audit time based on the BRC calculator

  • On-site Audit

    On-site Audit

    • Opening meeting
    • Facility and document inspection
    • Label review
    • Final review by the auditor
    • Closing meeting

  • NC and CA

    Non-conformities and Corrective Actions

    • Corrective action provided for any non-conformities within 28 days
    • Review by certification body in 14 days

  • Post Audit

    Post Audit

    • Certificate issued
    • Compliance maintenance and improvement
    • Schedule next audit date

Learning Stage
Review the guidelines from BRC Global Standards

Audit Preparation

  • Select an audit type – Announced or Unannounced
  • Define the scope of the audit
  • Conduct self-assessments

Audit planning

  • Select an audit date and provide information to your
    certification body
  • Define the audit time based on the BRC calculator

On-site Audit

  • Opening meeting
  • Facility and document inspection
  • Label review
  • Final review by the auditor
  • Closing meeting

Non-conformities and Corrective Actions

  • Corrective action provided for any non-conformities within 28 days
  • Review by certification body in 14 days

Post Audit

  • Certificate issued
  • Compliance maintenance and improvement
  • Schedule next audit date