BRC Storage and Distribution

BRC Storage and Distribution: The BRC Standard for Logistics Providers

The BRC Standard for Storage and Distribution outlines quality and safety requirements for the storage and distribution of both food and non-food products. The standard, initially published in 2006, closes the gap between manufacturers and retailers and thereby increases transparency and safety along the supply chain. DQS is your partner for value-adding certification. 

Target Group

The standard applies to logistics providers, who store, transport and distribute packaged food, consumer goods and packaging materials. It does not apply to brokers without own storage facilities – these are covered by the BRC Standard for Agents & Brokers. The storage of food by the manufacturer is also not covered by Storage and Distribution, provided the manufacturer stores the food directly on the premises or close to the location of manufacture (up to 50 kilometers), as this is already covered by the BRC Food Safety Standard.

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Content and Structure

The requirements of the standards are divided into eight main sections:

  • Management commitment
  • Hazard and risk analysis
  • Quality management system
  • Site and building standards
  • Vehicle operating standards
  • Facility management
  • Good operating practices
  • Personnel

Certification process – Here’s how it works

The audit can be conducted whenever you feel ready. The duration of the audit depends on the size of the site and the complexity of the processes, but is usually about 1,5 mandays. After a successful certification audit, you obtain a certificate with a validity of one year. You are also registered as a certified provider in the BRC directory. To maintain certified status, a recertification audit is necessary after one year.

DQS – Your Partner for Certification

DQS is your partner for BRC certification. We schedule audits without hassle, rely exclusively on experienced auditors, create added value with intelligent audit reports and guide you through the entire certification process.

BRC Storage and Distribution Zertifizierung


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