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Implementing BRC Global Standard Food Safety

Why BRC Certificate?

BRC Global Standards are recognized as the world’s first Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Standard and were developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organizations.

BRC Global Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

We at the Canadian College of Food and Health, have an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to creating and delivering the Implementation of the BRC Global Standard Food Safety certification course that enables participants to learn about the requirements then apply and consolidate the knowledge for the implementation of the Standards.


Who Should Attend?

Implementation teams, internal auditors, quality managers and supervisors, growers, processors, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, importers, consultants, product safety professionals and trainers who are employed at a BRC Global Standards certificated site.


What Will You Learn?

You will have an in-depth overview of the purpose and requirements of the BRC standards as well as identify other areas of learning needed outside the course for successful BRC program implementation (e.g., HACCP, Prerequisite Programs).

  • Understand the BRC standards and clauses (codes)
  • Understand how Certification Bodies work and their relationship with the BRC
  • Prepare and conduct a gap analysis
  • Audit structure, expectation, and preparing for the Certification audit
  • Dealing with nonconformities


Course Agenda

Course length is 16 hours.

Day 1:

  • Morning session:
    • Why Food Safety?
    • Introduction to BRC Global Standards for Food Safety
  • Afternoon session:
    • The Requirements: Section 1-4
    • Review and Questions

Day 2:

  • Morning session:
    • The Requirements: Section 5 -7
  • Afternoon session:
    • Preparing for BRC Certification
    • Review and Exam*

* This course includes 60-minute open book examination on the second day of the program. All participants will receive an Implementing the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certificate according to grade received.