BRCGS Issue 9

A Global Food Safety Standard
BRCGS issue 9 is a global food safety standard that is part of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).  It was established in 1996 by retailers who wanted to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain. Every four years when they make revisions, they publish a new, updated edition, or "issue." BRCGS is now in its ninth edition of its current food safety standards and it continues to be a leader in the advancement of global best practices for food safety and quality. 
BRCGS Issue 9

Course Description

Two (2) Day BRCGS Issue 9 Workshop

This two-day workshop will provide a detailed overview of the current requirements for the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety.  There will be an added focus on the expanded requirements that were added for Issue 9.  Examples of those new requirements include: defining behaviors for food safety and quality culture, clarification for outsourced processing, standards for purchasing refurbished equipment, etc. 

Attendees will gain a good understanding of what types of programs and paperwork auditors will be expecting to see during certification audits as well as what to expect from auditors during the site walk-through and employee interviews.  Our instructor will discuss the process of selecting the proper certification body and the process of preparing for your first successful audit.  With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, you can count on your instructor to answer attendee questions and to provide logical and practical guidance on how to comply with the BRCGS standards.

Who Will Benefit From Taking This Course

Food safety & quality managers, plant managers, quality leaders and others
BRCGS or third party audit program managers as well as other employees who have a direct on food safety and quality within a facility.  Food safety and quality managers, plant managers, quality leaders and supervisors and key employees all will benefit from learning the detailed requirements of BRC and how it promotes global best practices for food safety and quality.

What Skills Can Students Expect To Learn?

How to Successfully Manage and Implement the BRCGS Program

How to create an organized food safety and quality program that will meet the current requirements of BRCGS Issue 9.  How to successfully manage and implement the BRCGS program and how to prepare for upcoming audits.  With over 120 requirements, there will be numerous topics that will be covered.  
Some of the main topics that we will discuss include:

  • What to expect during your first audit
  • Review of the audit process and scoring
  • How to make it easy on the auditor
  • Developing your program templates
  • Review of the requirements with emphasis on:
  • Behaviors a Food Safety & Quality Culture
  • Validating significant changes to your food safety plan
  • Outsourced processing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Site security and Food Defense
  • Importance of an effective internal auditing system
  • How to respond to audit non-conformities
  • How to maintain the program
Your BRCGS Issue 9 instructor will also cover the common non conformances that auditors often see during audits and how to avoid those mishaps in your facility. Course content and certificates provided by FSQS and is not a certified BRCGS course.

Schedule Your Class Today

Global food safety audits are necessary to grow and compete
Global food safety audits are now necessary for food companies to grow and compete in the food industry. Waiting another day to start to develop and implement your program could cost you in the long run. Don’t delay and register today! See our current BRCGS Issue 9 training schedule below or contact us today to request private training at your facility.
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