Manufacturers remain unconvinced by BRC food safety audit
The BRC standard has grown substantially over the last 10 years, and is used by more than 12,000 sites in 96 countries. (Photo: Stock File)
(UNITED KINGDOM, 10/12/2010)
The BRC has recently begun creating a new version of the Global Food Safety Standard, which will be put into place by early 2012, however according to FoodManufacture.co.uk, UK manufacturers have remained unconvinced about its relevance and supermarkets have continued using their own auditing systems.
The BRC standard is meant to allow suppliers to be audited by third-parties against a single standard, however, it has not completely replaced retailer audits in the UK, and many food manufacturers are also being audited by numerous customers as well.
During an interview with FoodManufacture.co.uk, a technical manager stated: "...