I have a different question related to Agents and Brokers.
If suppliers are GFSI certified, but vendors(agents and brokers) are not a manufacturing company with no GFSI, would they need to have 'BRC Agents and brokers'.
Note: no repacking is done at vendors site
Has there been a gap analysis published for BRC for agents and brokers?
So far, we have them as low risk and have Vendor Security questionnaires for most
Thank you in advance!
GFSI is relatively Generic.
GFSI (6.4-2015) makes no reference regarding the activities/Scope of Brokers/Agents other than
Food Broker / Agent - The supply of finished food and feed product
GFSI (glossary) defines a Supplier as -
An organisation supplying food, feed or a service.
Some (random) examples of GFSI Requirements –
The standard shall require that the organisation establish, implement and maintain procedures for the evaluation, approval and continued monitoring of suppliers, which have an effect on food safety. The results of evaluations, investigations and follow up actions shall be recorded.
The standard shall require that the organisation controls the supply management processes to ensure that all externally sourced materials and services, which have an effect on food safe packaging materials, conform to specifier and regulatory requirements.
The standard shall require that the organisation establish, implement and maintain appropriate procedures and systems to ensure:
Identification of any outsourced production, inputs or services related to food safety,
A complete record of in-process material or final product and packaging throughout the production process,
A record of purchaser and delivery destination for all animal, fish or seafood products,
Product identification that includes, as a minimum, the origin (producer and country) and the date of production or packing.
Perhaps GFSI-2016 will have more to say about Brokers/Agents.
PS - It is impossible for suppliers to be "GFSI certified". GFSI certify no-one despite the frequent claims to fame.
PPS - Note that this topic partially overlaps a parallel thread -