Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognises BRC Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution

The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against the Guidance Document Sixth Edition for the scope of Storage and Distribution (J). This is in addition to the scopes for which BRC has already achieved GFSI recognition (D, EI, EII, EIII, EIV, L and M). The GFSI Guidance Document’s Scope J, Provision of Storage and Distribution Services, is the latest extension to the scopes covered by the GFSI benchmarking requirements, and includes the management of safety schemes for storage facilities and the distribution vehicles for food and feed.

GFSI's Guidance Document Scopes of Recognition

The GFSI Benchmark Committee was led by Vince Craig, director of MTS (UK) with the support of Gys Greef, Supplier Quality Manager, The Coca-Cola Company, and Vanessa Broadnax, Brands Integrity Manager, Ahold.

"The GFSI board is pleased to recognise another food safety scheme against the newly-published requirements for storage and distribution activities. This is another concrete example of GFSI’s global coverage and an outcome of its widespread solutions offered to nearly all parts of the supply chain.”

Mike Robach, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Vice-chair of the GFSI Board

We are very pleased that the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution has been benchmarked by GFSI and the increased recognition this will bring for the BRC certificated sites. The Standard is widely used in Europe where its value in ensuring the management of product quality and safety through the supply chain is well established and recognition should provide a further boost to the rapid growth in uptake we are seeing in North America.”

David Brackston, Technical Director, BRC
Source: MyGFSI