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How Do I Get BRC Certified?

Are you considering obtaining BRC certification for your business but unsure where to start? Look no further!

Sanitation Specialists is here to provide you with a comprehensive guide on navigating the process of achieving BRC certification.

From understanding the certification requirements to estimating BRC certification cost, we’ve got you covered.

BRC Certification

BRC certification, short for British Retail Consortium certification, is a globally recognized standard for ensuring food safety, quality, and operational criteria within the food industry.

It gives consumers and retailers confidence in the safety and quality of food products. Achieving BRC certification demonstrates your commitment to meeting rigorous industry standards.

Steps to Obtain BRC Certification

  • Conduct a Gap Analysis: Evaluate your current practices against the BRC standards to identify areas that need improvement. Sanitation Specialists can assist you by providing expert guidance and support.
  • Implement Necessary Changes: Based on the gap analysis, implement the necessary changes to align your processes with BRC standards. This may involve updating procedures, training staff, and enhancing infrastructure.
  • Document Procedures: Document all procedures and processes to demonstrate compliance with BRC standards. Proper documentation is essential for the certification process.
  • Internal Auditing: Conduct internal audits to ensure your systems and procedures are effectively implemented and maintained. Sanitation Specialists can conduct thorough internal audits to identify any areas of non-compliance and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Choose a Certification Body: Select a certification body accredited by the BRC to conduct the certification audit. Sanitation Specialists can help you choose a reputable certification body and prepare for the audit.
  • Undergo Certification Audit: The certification body will conduct an on-site audit of your facilities and processes to assess compliance with BRC standards. Be prepared to demonstrate your adherence to the requirements outlined in the standard.
  • Receive Certification: Upon successfully completing the audit, you will receive BRC certification, demonstrating your commitment to food safety and quality.
  • Sanitation Specialists will continue to support you in maintaining compliance and continuously improving your systems.

Estimating BRC Certification Cost

The cost of obtaining BRC certification can vary depending on factors such as the size of your operation, the complexity of your processes, and the certification body chosen. However, investing in BRC certification is an investment in the reputation and credibility of your business.

Sanitation Specialists offer competitive pricing for our consulting services, ensuring that you receive expert guidance at an affordable cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

BRC certification is typically valid for one year, after which you will need to undergo a recertification audit to maintain your certification.

Yes, Sanitation Specialists offer consulting services for various industries beyond food, including manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

While BRC certification is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for businesses seeking to demonstrate their commitment to food safety and quality.


In conclusion, obtaining BRC certification is a strategic decision that can enhance the reputation and credibility of your business within the food industry.

Sanitation Specialists are committed to helping you navigate the certification process smoothly and efficiently. Contact us today to learn more about our BRC consulting services and start your journey toward certification success.