The Global Standard for Agents and Brokers has been developed to provide a framework for managing product safety, quality, and legality for non-manufacturing businesses in the food and packaging industries. Certification is achieved by undertaking a third-party audit against Standard requirements by an accredited certification body (CB). BRCGS rates CBs on their technical performance and efficiency in customer service. FoodChain ID Certification is a highly rated CB providing accredited BRCGS certification globally.
The Global Standard for Agents & Brokers as part of the BRCGS family of food safety standards provides a food safety management system for importers, sales agents and food brokers. The Standard has a scope which covers certification for the following categories of products:
- Food products, including raw materials, processed foods, and fruit and vegetables.
- Packaging materials – primary, secondary and tertiary materials, and raw materials for the manufacture of packaging materials.
- Pet foods for domestic animals.
- Consumer products.
BRCGS Agents & Brokers Certification is beneficial for those who buy, sell, or facilitate the trade of products, provide a critical link in the movement and trade of products, and influence supplier product safety and quality standards, as well as being responsible for maintaining an effective chain of traceability.