In 1988 the British Retail Consortium(BRC) developed and introduced the BRC Technical Standard and Protocol for Companies Supplying Retailer Branded Food Products ( the BRC Technical Standard).
This was the first of a suite of standards designed to enable accredited certification of companies supplying products and services to the retail and allied industries.
The BRC Global Standard-Storage and Distribution establishes a standard, which can be used to complete the chain between food manufacturer and the retailer or caterer.
The BRC Global Standard- Storage and Distribution
The Standard was developed to assist retailers and other users in their fulfilment of legal obligations and protection of the consumer, by providing a common basis for the evaluation of companies storing and distributing products.
Since the introduction of the EU General Food Law Regulations 2002 and the General Products Safety Directive 2005, the obligations placed upon the retailer to ensure product safety and the systems they have introduced have now become best practice across much of the supply chain.
Therefore the principles of the standard provides a means of ensuring the critical elements of their suppliers due dilence system are satisfied.
C.S. Robertson Packaging Ltd and BRC Certification
C.S. Robertson (Packaging) Ltd has grown steadily since it was established in 1971 and incorporated in Lanarkshire in 1979. The companies initial aim was to provide a range of packaging materials, which would provide protection, shelf life and quality benefits to retailers and processors mainly in the food industry. In February 2008 the company moved to a large purpose built warehouse in East Kilbride as part of the companies’ continual improvement programme. To provide a competitive advantage over other suppliers and formally enhance C S Robertson (Packaging) Ltd reputation, British Retail Consortium Certification was achieved in July 2008.