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#1 nabeelsiddique


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Posted 19 April 2021 - 02:36 PM

Hi everybody... i'm currently working in a warehouse that provides only storage for chilled and frozen products. Can anybody guide me what we need to do more for issue 4 of BRC storage and distribution as we are already certified on issue 3.

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 07:54 PM

You can usually get a copy of changes to the new issue directly from the BRC website.

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 03:08 AM

Hi there,


BRC Global Standard for Food and Distribution Issue 4 is in alignment with GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020 and is close to completing the GFSI benchmarking process.The main changes in the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution, issue 4 are


New clause: 1.1.2 Food Safety Culture - plan for the development and continuing improvement of a product safety and quality culture

New clause: 1.1. Whistleblowing System - the requirement to have a confidential reporting system to enable staff to report concerns relating to product safety, legality, quality and integrity.

HACCP - HARA or HACCP study is based on comprehensive information sources, which are referenced and available on request, there is a need to have a process flow diagram and requirement for the review of HARA or HACCP plans of service providers or subcontractors

Inspections-  requirement for documented inspections, no less than every 3 months, to ensure that the site environment and equipment are maintained in a suitable condition.

Root Cause Analysis - requirement for root cause analysis to determine preventive actions

Emergency Supplies - requirement for a procedure to handle exceptions to the subcontractor approval process

Control of Subcontracted distribution- requirement to verify activities critical to product safety for subcontracted distribution of products

New section: 3.5.3 Product Fraud Risk Management

Site Plan - Requirement for current map or plan of the whole site

Control of Auto-Systems - requirement to risk-assess and define procedures for automated systems 

New section: 7.7 Management of Allergens - New requirements for the Management of Allergens including a documented allergen management plan

New section 9 Handling of Open Food Products - with additional requirements for open products including:

9.1 Hazard and risk analysis

9.2 Staff facilities

9.3 Fabrication

9.4 Maintenance

9.5 Housekeeping and hygiene

9.6 Protective clothing


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