The BRC standard for intermediaries
The BRC Global Standard for Agents & Brokers (A&B) aims at those intermediaries who offer services in retail, wholesale, import, export or the distribution of food products and packaging materials, but do not come into direct contact with these products. Dealers in cosmetics, personal care and household products are also affected. The BRC Agents & Brokers test seal confirms the evidence that the supplier has observed all quality and safety-relevant aspects - and at the same time complies with the relevant legal obligations.
The standard is broken down into five sections:
•Undertaking by management and continuous improvement
•Analysis of risks and hazards
•Product safety and quality management system
•Suppliers and subcontracted service management
The certification activities focus on the purchasing of products and the selection of suppliers.
Your advantages of becoming certified to BRC A&B
✓Assurance of product quality and safety during the provision of services
✓Continuous improvement driven by a risk-based product safety management system
✓Permanently monitored processes to earn the trust of business partners
✓Adherence to statutory and customer-specific requirements
✓Systematisation of decision-making processes and reduction of transaction costs Further information and the standard itself can be downloaded from the BRC website: