Labelling key concern in revised BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

Posted January 7, 2015 in Labelling Updates

Today the British Retail Consortium has published the latest edition of its Global Standard for Food Safety. The BRC Global Standards are internationally recognised as the market leaders setting the benchmark for best practice in food safety across the industry.

This latest edition pays particular attention to food labelling, reflecting increased awareness of this issue within the industry following the horse meat scandal of 2012. There is also a focus on supporting quality management systems and developing a HACCP-based food safety programme.

Labelling clauses have greatly increased from the previous edition, setting a high standard for manufacturers and retailers and reflecting heightened industry and public concern about representative, legal packaging. This is a fantastic step to ensure that consumers can be sure of the accuracy of the labelling on the products that they buy.

Following our work with a number of major retailers during the adoption of FIR last year, Ashbury Labelling is encouraged by this renewed focus by the industry’s leading certification body. We hope that these changes will encourage manufacturers to really focus on getting their labelling right first time – and Ashbury is ideally placed to ensure this happens, both in the UK and internationally.

More information on the new BRC Global Standards can be found here: