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foodeng

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

Is it requisitite to buy the standard for BRC-IOP version5? At what page it is referred?



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:31 PM

I don't believe that you are required to buy a copy, but you are required to have a copy. Some of the PDFs can be downloaded free.



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:38 PM

hi Foodeng ,

 

please refer to clause :

 

1.1.5 The site shall have a genuine, current hard copy or electronic version of the Standard available.

 

BRC packaging material issue 5 page 15

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:56 PM

hi Foodeng ,

 

please refer to clause :

 

1.1.5 The site shall have a genuine, current hard copy or electronic version of the Standard available.

 

BRC packaging material issue 5 page 15

 

 

BR,

Ehab

 

This is true, but as BrummyJim stated a downloaded pdf is acceptable. I have clarified this with both the BRC bookshop and our certifying body. This is a change from issue 4 where you were required to purchase the book.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:38 PM

Hi Mlissa,

 

One wonders what defines a genuine electronic version ? Provably downloaded from BRC Bookshop for >= 0 (currency units) ?


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:31 PM

Hi. I downloaded an official free pdf version of the standard from the BRC Bookshop ( http://www.brcbooksh...g-and-materials ). The only requirement is to create a log-in account with the bookshop. I then just printed it off and put into a nice binder file.

 

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:09 AM

The availability of free PDF copies of all the BRC Global Standards was a well received change. The links above takes you to the right place.

 

The point about genuine - the process of downloading the free PDF requires you to input contact information - which then puts you on the list to receive any updates, alterations, changes and formal interpretations - which do happen with all the Standards on occasion, so downloading a copy direct, as opposed to an e-mailed copy that will not be kept up to date, is relevant.

 

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:28 PM

The availability of free PDF copies of all the BRC Global Standards was a well received change. The links above takes you to the right place.

 

The point about genuine - the process of downloading the free PDF requires you to input contact information - which then puts you on the list to receive any updates, alterations, changes and formal interpretations - which do happen with all the Standards on occasion, so downloading a copy direct, as opposed to an e-mailed copy that will not be kept up to date, is relevant.

 

John

 

Hi John,

 

I assume the BRC IOP Standard has similar characteistics to the Global Food Standard.

 

It wud have been nice if the free download was "unlocked". Presumably not a criterion for genuineness.

 

But all assistances are  Welcome of course.

 

Thank you.

 

PS - Just  an afterthought -

 

I'm sure an enormous number of people would appreciate some expanded text/examples somewhere in the BRC Standard(s)  to explain  what (types of) option may acceptably qualify as a "Risk Assessment". Possibly even a locked free download ?


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Charles.C





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