Having your food business certified by the British Retail Consortium is highly recommended. There are numerous benefits which will be discussed below:
Firstly, it’s an incredibly useful tool for measuring how well your operation is risk mitigating and it provides consistency and organisation within your processes.
By being able to display a BRC accreditation, you are boosting your brand and demonstrating that you care about due diligence. It shows a dedication to best practice in terms of food safety and top quality. Your customers will recognise this and value it as they can shop with increased confidence.
BRC is recognised globally, in the UK, across Europe and in North America. This can open up new networks and connections, as well as increasing the scale of your potential market.
Whilst there will undoubtedly be costs involved in gaining certification, most businesses find that the investment is well worth it and the benefits far outweigh any outlay in preparing for the audit.
Getting ready for audit
Carrying out a form of self-assessment is a good idea to identify early on where issues might lie in terms of quality or safety. Contact Food safety Consultants like MQM Consulting for help with this.
The next step will be to choose an auditor. After this, setting a date for the audit to be carried is important to provide a sense of focus. Remember that senior managers must play a significant role in this process, so ensure that leaders are in attendance for the audit.