Once the BRC Global Food standard has been achieved, the system must be maintained to ensure that subsequent certificated inspections are successful. The BRC standard specifies that certain activities take place in between the annual certification audits including: • Reviews & verification of the haccp system
• Internal audits of the BRC system
• Management reviews. These requirements can be difficult for smaller businesses as the expertise may not be in the business (e.g. a suitably trained independent auditor) or time may be a factor.
BRC certificated companies may also need access to specific technical support as and when required e.g. to answer technical queries from customers or technical liaison with suppliers..