Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:03 PM
Is BRC applicable to only manufacturing sectors or can a hotel be certified to BRC? Or other GFSI standard?
Current BRC standards are:
Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 6
Global Standard for Consumer Products Issue 3
Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4
Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Issue 2
So there is not a BRC standard for your food sector category.
Hotel businesses will fall into GFSI scope for Catering (The preparation and provision of food, which is consumed outside the home, within a defined premises)
GFSI plan to add catering to the scopes against which standards can be benchmarked in the future.
You can find more information on the current and future scopes for GFSI benchmarked standards here
It is likely that Catering will be added to some the scopes of recognition of some schemes in the future or new standards developed. SQF have made provision to add Catering to their scope in the future, this falls under SQF food sector category 23 Food Catering and Food Service Operations - The SQF Module for this is not available as it will be completed when the GFSI Guidance becomes available.
If you would like certification now you could get certification to ISO 22000 then when the relevant scopes are added and relevant prerequisite standards for your sector are published either as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) by BSI or Technical Specification by ISO then you could upgrade your ISO 22000 certification to FSSC 22000 certification which should be benchmarked for that standard in the future.
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