The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BRC Global Standards has achieved recognition against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. BRC Global Standards is the first of a number of Certification Programme Owners (CPOs) currently undergoing benchmarking against Version 7.1.
GFSI continually evolves its benchmarking requirements to reflect new industry challenges, best practices and stakeholder input. With the publication of a new edition, CPOs are invited to complete a new benchmarking process. This collaborative exercise is one of the key ways by which new requirements are implemented throughout the industry for the benefit of consumers everywhere.
Speaking on a panel of CPOs at the 2018 GFSI Conference, Marc Proctor, CEO of BRC Global Standards, embraced the introduction of more stringent approaches in the latest versions of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements and re-iterated his support for this global industry-wide tool for food safety harmonisation.
"We are pleased to recognise BRC Global Standards against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements, the most widely-accepted benchmark for food safety certification programmes worldwide," said Marie-Claude Quentin, GFSI Senior Technical Manager at The Consumer Goods Forum. "This is another concrete example of GFSI’s benchmarking process being leveraged to act as a food safety passport throughout the global marketplace."
“We are delighted that the BRC Global Standards for Food, Packaging, Storage and Distribution and Agents and Brokers have all achieved benchmarking against the new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements V 7.1," noted David Brackston, Technical Director at BRC Global Standards. "BRC Global Standards actively supports the new more rigorous approach to benchmarking with Version 7.1 and are pleased to be the first Certification Programme Owner to have achieved this”.