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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

Upcoming BRC Food Issue 7: What is likely to change vs. Issue 6
Patrick BèleFood Auditor and Trainer, Bureau Veritas
 

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 will be published in January 2015 and enforced for all audits performed after July 1st 2015. This presentation will provide an overview of the most important and most likely to happen changes compared to the current version. Attending this presentation will enable participants to get useful information well ahead of the official publication and get prepared for a smooth transition.

 

Topics covered will include:

 

• Changes in the protocol (audits, grading…)

• Changes in standard requirements

• How to get ready?

 

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Patrick for your informative presentation on the upcoming changes to the BRC Standard; your questions and comments are copied below. :clap:

 

  • Dear Patrick, Will the introduction of the BRC 7 be automatic or will it parallely run with the BRC 6 system for a while? Will it mean an extra cost to change between the two systems for those, who had a BRC certification in the previous BRC system? Thank  you for your answers!
  • Other than meat, are there any other types of food or food products that are high risk in fraud that the presenter would be aware of?
  • How can one be trained to be an auditor?
  • Please can you explain how food fraud is a hazard analysis rather than a risk analyis given that horse meat when processed under the same conditions is as safe if not safer to consume than beef?
  • Animal feed standards. How it will be changed? we have food waste and general waste now. Do it will be some special stzndards for food waste storage, processing etc.
  • Where is the best source for fraud information?
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  • Hello I would like to know more on specific claims regarding raw materials specifically geographic origin
  • Thanks for your presentation
  • Thanks for the detailed presentation on BRC , this webinar today is very interesting and informative

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for your questions.

The switch from issue 6 to issue 7 will take place on July 1st 2015. Audits performed before will be againts issue 6 whereas audits performed after will be against issue 7. Regarding extra cost, the audit duration might be increased but we don't know yet exactly the magnitude. Internal cost will mostly consist in performing this hazard analysis against Food fraud and implementing adequate control measures. 

To become Third Party Auditor (CB auditor), you will need to receive 3 to 5 days training course delivered by Approved Training Provider (ATP). See BRC website for more details. To become internal auditor, you can also use an ATP or any other training organisation. 

Food fraud can be considered as a fourth hazard on top of usual biological, chemical & physical hazards.  Here the objective is not food safety but product integrity.

If some of your by-products go to animal feed, they are not considered as waste and safety of those products must be ensured.

Food fraud website can be used https://www.foodfraud.org . EU or local authorities can also provide useful information

Claims of origin could be by example fruit yogurt with apricot from Italy, Cider made of apples from Wales, burger made of Angus beef.... The manufacturing site must ensure that traceability records are maintained to prove those mentions (bill of lading, invoices, internal traceability records...)

I hope to have provided a bit of clarity and remain available for any other question.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 03:38 AM

Dear BELE,

 

Personally i would have said "misrepresentation" was a more user-friendly term than integrity, albeit longer.

 

In the early HACCP days this hazard category was, IIRC, defined as "Economic Fraud" (for obvious reasons).

It's inclusion within  "HACCP" sort of quietly disappeared as "Safety" was found to have enough problems in categorization on its own. Similar to the trend in reducing (Safety) CCPs.

 

I guess it's a suitable addition to other non-Safety related BRC topics such as Quantity / Legality issues.

 

In some circumstances, i guess it could become a safety issue also, eg relative microbial contamination.

 

Thanks for yr presentation which i thought was excellent.

 

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