The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a standard intended for the suppliers of food products sold under own-brand labels.

wheat-brc-ecocertDeveloped in 1998 by a British organisation for food product retailers, it uses the principles behind HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and food safety.

It lays down a common base of requirements in terms of food safety and aims to ensure the safety of food products sold under own-brand labels. The version currently in force is version 5, published in 2008.

The service we provide

Ecocert conducts test audits, training and certification audits in France and internationally.

Ecocert can offer combined IFS and BRC audits depending on your certification requirements, conducted by a team of experienced auditors qualified in several standards.

The main criteria of the BRC are as follows:

  • Establish a quality management system.
  • Identify the applicable statutory requirements.
  • Identify and document the risks specifically related to food safety and appropriate control measures (HACCP system).
  • Identify best manufacturing practice and best food safety practice, including pest control programmes, equipment and facilities maintenance, cleaning of the premises and any specific requirements or standards.
  • Implement any structural improvements necessary.

Consult the documents dedicated to you sector:

- Ecocert practical guides

- Consult the BRC standard:



Quality and Food Safety Department

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