BRCGS Food Safety Certification

BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection organization, used by over 29,000 certified suppliers in over 130 countries. The BRCGS Standard is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized certification program.

FoodChain ID is a highly rated certification body providing accredited BRCGS Food Safety Certification globally.


Why FoodChain ID for BRCGS Certification?
  • BRCGS Certification Body 5-star rating
  • Food is our specialty, unlike many certification bodies
  • Broad pool of highly trained auditors
  • Customer single point-of-contact saves you time
  • Highly responsive customer and technical team
  • Training and consulting experience

The BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety is a product and process certification standard known for compliance to industry best practices. BRCGS certification is an internationally recognized mark of food safety and quality. 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 BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety began in the UK to help the food industry meet legislative requirements of the EU General Product Safety Directive and the UK Food Safety Act. The Food Standard is a HACCP-based food safety and quality management system based on requirements specified in the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements document. Requirements are risk-based to fit individual operations and provide the necessary level of assurance.

BRCGS Certification may be beneficial for:

  • Finished food manufacturers
  • Raw material and ingredient suppliers
  • Packers of primary products (e.g. fruit & vegetables)

BRCGS Food Safety Standard Issue 8 was published in August 2018. Starting on February 1, 2023, sites will be audited for Issue 9. FoodChain ID is here to help our clients with that transition.

Contact FoodChain ID to understand how to get started. At FoodChain ID, we know that food safety certification is more than the yearly audit.

Getting Started

The cost of BRCGS certification depends on many factors surrounding your facility, including the size of the facility and the scope that the certification needs to cover. To take the first steps in becoming BRCGS certified, please contact our office so we can assess the requirements of your business.

BRCGS Certification FAQs

BRCGS Participate is the most convenient and flexible way to access all the content produced by BRCGS Global Standards. BRCGS Participate is a managed, subscription-based, online service that subscribers can access to view content, download PDFs of the BRCGS Standard, access Interpretation Guidelines and supporting publications online, while selecting your language of choice where translations are available.