What happens during a BRC Audit

BRC is a food safety certification that businesses in the food and drinks industry use to show their commitment to following best practices within their sector. There are a number of standards that are covered within the certification and they look at everything from food safety plans through to the requirements for traded products.

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As well as offering certification a BRC Audit like the ones from hygienecheck are carried out to assess that a given company is following the food safety standards as set out by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The Audit is undertaken by an accredited organisation like the one mentioned. They will take a full assessment of any food manufacturing that takes place, your entire facility and premises. The company will also look through all of your documents and records and they will look at the key areas that are mentioned in the BRC Standards to check for adherence.

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In order to ensure that this audit runs smoothly it is worth taking your business through a thorough self assessment so you can check for any gaps and rectify this. It is important that your senior management team are involved in this as much as possible as this is one area that is assessed during an audit.

You should also ensure that you have your documents and records in a readily available format so you can present these to the company carrying out your audit in order for them to go through them as efficiently as possible.

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