Destiny Foods is one of the first UK companies to achieve the new 2012 BRC Standard for Food Safety at grade A. The annual audit took place in February 2013 with Destiny Foods retaining our “A” level status, this standard is designed to provide certification for food manufacturers who implement good manufacturing practices and have the supporting quality management systems to produce safe, legal product, meeting their customer’s quality requirements.
The standard is divided into 7 chapters:
- Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement
- The Food Safety Plan (HACCP)
- Food Safety and Quality Management System
- Site Standards
- Product Control
- Process Control
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 6 has been extensively reviewed to ensure that it continues to meet the requirements of manufacturers and retailers. The Standard was first introduced by the BRC in 1998 and now has almost 14,000 certificated sites in over 100 countries across the world.
Issue 6 was introduced in January 2012 and places increased emphasis on good manufacturing practice and the implementation of good manufacturing systems within the factory.
Key changes for Issue 6 include:
- Expanded sections on foreign body control, hygiene, housekeeping and allergens
- Introduction of a new voluntary unannounced audit scheme
- A reduced number of clauses to ensure clarity and consistency of grading
The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardisation of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfilment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.
Stores and Distribution
Destiny Foods also hold BRC certification of the highest level for stores and distribution.