Your BRCGS Certified CBD Partner
From November 2020, B3 Labs became a BRCGS Food Safety certified manufacturer. Find out what this could mean for your CBD brand today. If you’re looking for a CBD manufacturing partner to help you navigate through the compliance process, B3 Labs is your trusted partner.
What is BRC?
BRCGS is a global brand and consumer protection organisation. It is now typically a fundamental requirement for leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.
The Global Standards provide the framework for companies to easily fulfil their legal obligations to product quality safety and provide protection for the end consumer as well as their own brand, based on standardised quality, safety and operational criteria. The Global Standards, developed by groups of industry experts, are rigorous and detailed, and are sharply focused on the production, storage, distribution and trade of safe, legal products. They meet, and often exceed, customers’ quality requirements.
The Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts including retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations. It is also benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). As a result, it is rigorous and detailed, while being easy to understand. It provides a framework for the management of product safety, integrity, legality and quality by defining the necessary operational controls for manufacturing, processing and packing of food and food ingredients.
WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS?
- Encouraging development of product safety culture;
- Expanding the requirements for environmental monitoring to reflect the increasing importance of this technique;
- Encouraging sites to further develop systems for security and food defence;
- Adding clarity to the requirements for high-risk, high-care and ambient high-care production risk zones;
- Providing greater clarity for sites manufacturing food.
- Ensuring global applicability and benchmarking to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
1. SENIOR MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT
Commitment at a senior level is essential in the development of a good food safety culture and is therefore necessary for any food safety system to be effective and to ensure the full
application and continual development of these systems.
2. THE FOOD SAFETY PLAN – HACCP
Effective hazard and risk analysis enables the company to identify and manage those hazards that may pose a risk to the safety, quality and integrity of their products. The Standard requires the development of an effective hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) programme based on the requirements of the internationally recognised Codex Alimentarius system.
3. FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
This section ensures the company works to well-documented, systematic management systems that form the basis for the product and process controls necessary to produce safe products,
meet customer expectations and ensure staff are trained.
4. SITE STANDARDS
This covers the suitability, cleanliness and control of the site and includes topics such as factory conditions, cleaning, equipment, pest control, foreign body controls and food defence/site