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The BRCGS emerged to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain, and is currently recognized in both food and non-food categories.

It is common for the BRCGS certification to be a mandatory requirement for the main retailers, industry and organizations that provide services related to food.


The BRCGS standards provided by APCER are:

Certification according to this standard is intended to ensure compliance with safety, integrity, legality and product quality criteria, as well as operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient production, processing and packaging industry.

The BRCGS Food Safety certification has already been adopted by over 22,000 locations in over 130 countries. The standard is accepted by 70% of the top 10 global retailers, 60% of the top 10 quick service restaurants and 50% of the top 25 manufacturers.

BRCGS Packaging Materials is used by both food packaging producers and non-food packaging producers throughout the entire supply chain.

TBRCGS Storage and Distribution defines a set of good practices that ensure product safety, and the development, implementation and maintenance of operational management of any organization involved in the storage and/or distribution of goods.

This standard is also relevant to organizations that store and/or distribute food, consumer products and packaging materials.

Applied to all kinds of transportation.


Certification according to the BRC standards is a service provided through the Quality Austria partnership, under its accreditation.


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The main benefits of the implementation and subsequent certification in accordance with this standard include:

Valuing products through compliance with a universally recognized standard (Global Food Safety Initiative);

Accessing new customers, markets, suppliers and retailers, whether local or global;

Promoting the continuous improvement of the quality, hygiene and safety of products and consequently promoting consumer protection;

Reducing exposure of the product to food safety risks;

Having easier access to B2B (business to business) companies.

Highlights & Trends

  • ISO 45001

    Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 14001

    Environmental management system
  • ISO 9001

    Quality Management System
  • ISO 50001

    Supply Chain Audits
    Energy Management System

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