Donegal, Ireland (PressExposure) September 04, 2014 -- The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is now a benchmark requirement which food and drink manufacturing companies wishing to supply retail markets must meet. Food and drink businesses must have a full understanding of the products produced, manufactured and distributed and have systems in place to identify and control hazards significant to food safety.
The new update for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 will be published by January 2015 and the audits according to the new standard will take place from July 2015 onwards. It is crucial that food companies are equipped with a thorough understanding of the new changes.
The timeline for the development is as follows:
Oct - Dec 2013, Consultation Phase (complete)
Jan - May 2014, Drafting of Issue 7
May 2014, Public consultation on draft
Jul 2014, Final agreement of the Standard to publication
Aug - Dec 2014, Create translations, develop training materials, write supporting documents
Jan 2015, Publication of Issue 7 and supporting documents
Jan - Jul 2015, Auditor training, period of adoption of changes
Jul 2015, Audits for Issue 7 start
Group Learner Ltd has a dedicated team of BRC Specialists ready to help food companies achieve this Global Standard to a Grade A level. If companies already have certification the team at Group Learner can help them reduce the costs of maintaining it or if companies are new to BRC and are looking at a brand new certification then the team at Group Learner guarantee they will attain a Grade A at a significantly lower cost than other methods.
Group Learner have many different engagement models from a simple one day training course on the BRC Global Standards Issue 7 right through to a full outsourcing of the entire BRC process to the Group Learner team. Their approach is that each engagement is unique and they will tailor their offering to meet the client's exact requirements.
For more information on how Group Learner can help with the transition to BRC Issue 7 you can contact the Group Learner team