The Storage and Distribution changed in January 2017. Version 3 was a long overdue update.
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Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Standard V3
Background to Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 Standard
Food processing facilities have had BRC Global for Food Safety as an accreditation standard for a long time, (indeed we are now up to Version 7).
Packaging suppliers have the packaging and packaging materials standard to be accredited to.
There was obviously been a gap in the food & packaging supply chain that has now been covered by Agents & Food Brokers.
Most storage and distribution hubs have had BRC Storage & Distribution accreditation standard for a number of years as well and we are now up to version 3.
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution has been developed to provide a framework to manage product safety, quality and legality within the storage and transportation supply chain.
It is an obvious thing to say that Storage and Distribution can have as major an influence in product safety and quality standards as the producers and can have a direct say in an effective chain of traceability.
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 offers such bodies the means to show off both their food safety & legislative excellence.
Scope of the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 details the requirements for companies in the food and/or food packaging storage and distribution.
The scope of certification shall cover all applicable operations at the company premises and satellite facilities that are to be certificated.
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 has a scope which is limited to safe intake, storage and/ or transportation of goods.
The accreditation standard lays out in detail the requirements for the systems of operation and services to ensure compliance is met.
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 is specific to above requirements and does not cover other activities such as environmental, ethical or financial arrangements within the business.
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 is suitable for use by companies offering the services listed below:
The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 has a scope which covers certification for the following categories of products:
Why is the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 relevant to you?
All processors, retailers & a growing number of end user’s/ consumers want to have complete confidence in the supply chain of any product supplied. The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution completes the safety & legality chain of supply & anyone attaining this will be able to offer assurance to both customer and end consumer for product integrity and safety.
More and more retailers, processors or trade outlets will be requiring the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 as a prerequisite of supply.
So if you want to be ahead of the game don’t delay as you know your competitors won’t be!!!
AFQS Ltd. staff are well-known and respected installers of BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
AFQS Ltd. staff have been installing Quality Management Systems (QMS) to meet above standards since they were first introduced & has an enviable success rate.
How do you achieve accreditation?
As a busy business, you probably won’t have time or resource to install a QMS to meet the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution V3 accreditation standard.
AFQS Ltd will, through our team of skilled technical consultants:
How long will installation and accreditation take?
This is really up to you!!!
Typically we recommend a 3 to 6-month installation and accreditation cycle, (you have to have minimum 3 months worth’s of records for the auditor to call on).
We can tailor an installation and accreditation to your needs.
Remember the more you commit to this the better and quicker your accreditation.