BRCGS Agents and Brokers

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

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

Why FoodChain ID for BRCGS Certification?

  • BRCGS Certification Body 5-star rating
  • TrakCert™ global customer portal for audits and certification
  • Broad pool of highly trained auditors
  • Customer single point-of-contact saves you time
  • Highly responsive customer and technical team
  • BRCGS Approved Training Partner offering site and auditor training to this BRCGS Standard
Programme Summary

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 requirements in Issue 3 for Global Standard for Agents and Brokers represent an evolution from previous issues, with a continued emphasis on management commitment, including product safety culture, a product safety programme based on risk and hazard analysis, and a supporting quality management system. The continuing objective has been to direct the focus of the audit towards the implementation of good practice. 

The Global Standard for Agents & Brokers provides a food safety management system for importers, sales agents and food brokers. FoodChain ID offers certification for the following categories:

  • Food products, including raw materials, processed foods, and fruit and vegetables.
  • Pet foods for domestic animals.

Issue 3 of the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers audits started on the 1st of April 2022.

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.

Getting Started

The cost of BRCGS certification depends on many factors surrounding your operation. To take the first steps in becoming BRCGS certified, please contact our office so we can assess the requirements of your business.

FoodChain ID Certification recommends BRCGS, Internal Auditor and HACCP training before your scheduled audit. Delegates attending training courses will receive information that follows Standard requirements.

Virtual, instructor led training is available at FoodChain ID Academy.

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