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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:25 PM

Looking for some help here...it might just be the wording or it has been a long day but could someone explain the " referral to the brand owner where required" requirement under BRC 3.8?
Thanks so much....I don't post often but this forum is wealth of information on weekly basis!
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

A company can be composed of several units or different plants (think eg to an international company). Where a non-conforming product has to be managed, the brand owner shall be informed by the plant manager or by the production responsible "when required" (eg destruction, withdrawal, recall and so on).

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

Thanks Mauro!

A company can be composed of several units or different plants (think eg to an international company). Where a non-conforming product has to be managed, the brand owner shall be informed by the plant manager or by the production responsible "when required" (eg destruction, withdrawal, recall and so on).

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:11 AM

Hi Bill

I would have a different interpretation of the requirement to 'refer to the brand owner where required'.

My understanding is this applies in situations where a food business is producing product under contract for another company with its own private brand or own brand e.g. Tesco, Walmart, Coca Cola and so on.

It may be a term of such contract business that where a non-conformance of product produced under their brand is detected this must be notified to them even where it has not been released from the manufacturing site.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

Hi Bill

I would have a different interpretation of the requirement to 'refer to the brand owner where required'.

My understanding is this applies in situations where a food business is producing product under contract for another company with its own private brand or own brand e.g. Tesco, Walmart, Coca Cola and so on.

It may be a term of such contract business that where a non-conformance of product produced under their brand is detected this must be notified to them even where it has not been released from the manufacturing site.

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Yes, this is my understanding too. It would depend on where it is in the process and what your agreements are if you're manufacturing under someone else's brand. Of course any situation where it's left your control they will have to be involved. Also it's worth considering (under UK law anyway) that it is the responsibility of the brand owner to contact the FSA in the event of a recall. So, for example, if you were making Tesco own brand fresh mashed potato and it was contaminated with glass, Tesco would then contact the FSA to instigate a public recall not you. Of course you probably wouldn't have to worry about who would be contacting the FSA in future after an incident like that, you'd certainly not be making Tesco food much longer...


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:30 PM

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