BRC

British Retail Consortium

The Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRC) is a food safety standard recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative. It promotes a culture of food safety as it requires a more comprehensive environmental monitoring program that reflects individual risks to product safety.

Quantum Food Solutions 's food safety consulting services help your food company reach BRC certification. Through inspections, we help you keep these standards while identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your processing line using scientific tools and engineering principles. It's just one of our many certification consultancy services that help you make more money.

What Is BRC?

The BRC Food Safety Standard was developed by the British Retail Consortium and published in 1998. The most current edition (Issue 8) was released in August 2018. It seeks to provide a framework for food processors that is geared to producing safe food while simultaneously managing product quality in a way that meets customers’ specifications.

BRC has set benchmarks for Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Consumer Products, Agents and Brokers, Retail, and Gluten-Free products, helping food processors manufacturing practice, and help assure customers that your products are safe, legal and of high quality.

On top of food safety, it also requires the development of systems to enhance security and food defense to protect product authenticity (e.g., food fraud). Quantum Food Solutions can certify your operation's compliance with the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and solidify your commitment to proficiency and excellence. 

The BRC Standard, as with other globally recognized food safety schemes, was derived from codes of practice outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO). To receive certification, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety plan must be in place.

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HACCP Training And BRC

Before you can reach BRC certification, you have to meet the standards of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point or HACCP. Quantum Food Solutions offers customized HACCP training programs delivered by our food consultancy trainers. We develop training programs specifically designed to meet the needs of your operation, making sure to use real-world, on-site training to bring teach your team. We also develop training programs specific to selected areas of interest.

Reaching BRC certification with Quantum Food Solutions will help your business reach new clients and find weaknesses that are reducing profitability.

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Quantum Food Solutions And BRC

Quantum Food Solutions consultancy services are designed to help businesses achieve BRC certification and ensure that they have the plans in place to stay compliant. Our expertise in BRC food safety and quality management includes:

  • Raw prepared products (meat and vegetarian)
  • Raw fish products
  • Fruit, vegetables and nuts
  • Prepared fruit, vegetables and nuts
  • Dairy, liquid egg
  • Cooked meat, poultry, fish products
  • Cured and fermented meat and fish
  • Ready-to-eat meals, sandwiches, and desserts
  • Low or high acid products (e.g. sauces, marinades, preserves, etc.) in cans, glass, or plastic containers
  • Beverages (e.g. juices, carbonated, etc.)
  • Bakery dried foods and ingredients
  • Dried foods and ingredients
  • Oils and fats (e.g. margarine, salad dressings)

Quantum Food Solutions safety consultation services can help your company develop, implement and validate your food safety system, including BRC.

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Testimonials

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Dinesh Chinnaswamy

Director, Quality Assurance and Food Safety, Sofina Foods Inc., Markham, ON

"We have hired Renzo Gomez from Quantum Food Solutions as an independent third party to evaluate our cooking and cooling processes (smokehouses, spiral oven, chillers) in some of our plants. This work has enabled us to demonstrate product safety to our clients and CFIA. We were also able to improve product quality while gaining process efficiencies. We highly recommend their services, and we look forward to working with them again."

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Margaret P. Morris

President, Glengarry Cheesemaking Inc., Glengarry Fine Cheese, Lancaster, On

"We have since a few months received our federal (CFIA) dairy processing permit. This would not have happened without your guiding hand. You brought us through the process very readily and logically and now we continue to follow the programs and feel very confident with the HACCP program that was designed for our plant. We would highly recommend your services to other artisan cheese making plants, as it gives a lot more scope for marketing which is so important for any food processor."

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Daniel Dorigiola

Co-Owner / QA Manager, Venetian Meat and Salami Co. Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario

“We have used the services from Quantum Food Solutions for a number of years to help us manage our written food safety program and validate our food safety controls (e.g., cooking, cooling, fermented/dry-cured products). We are very pleased with their practical approach to resolving issues and finding opportunities for process improvement. We certainly appreciate the high level of service they continue to provide our company and highly recommend their services”.

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Pawel Zwerello

General Manager, Sikorski Sausages, London, Ontario

“Renzo is very knowledgeable in Food Sciences, and we hired him as a process authority to help us approve a custom process, which received ‘no objection’ from CFIA. Renzo works in an efficient, professional and timely manner. We look forward to working with Renzo in the future, and have no reservations on recommending him to others looking to improve their processes and take their Food Safety to the next level. Thanks Quantum!”

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Marius Kamerbeek

Plant Manager, Erie Meats, Listowel, Ontario

“We manufacture cooked meat and poultry products at our federal facility. We hired Quantum to evaluate our cooking processes including our smokehouses and spiral oven. We appreciate their high quality of service that has enabled us to comply with CFIA and FSIS requirements. We certainly recommend their services.”

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Pete Holowachuk

Quality Manager, Winkler Meats Ltd., Winkler, Manitoba.

“We are a CFIA inspected plant certificated to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. Renzo came to us highly recommended and we have contracted him on multiple occasions to validate our cooking and chilling processes. He uses a practical approach and specialized tools that allow him to provide a fairly comprehensive service. We look forward to working with him again and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a robust, yet affordable food safety service.”

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Stefan Cartmale

General Manager, Bright Cheese Ltd., Bright, Ontario.

“Thank you Quantum for all of the work to help us attain BRC certification. It has been one of the most rewarding achievements of my lifetime and I am so proud that we were able to achieve the BRC AA rating! By doing so, it has opened many new doors for us and also enable us to expand and continue to grow our business. We definitely recommend Quantum’s food safety services."

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Ramon Eberle

Plant Manager, Stonetown Artisan Cheese Ltd., St. Marys, Ontario.

"This is to acknowledge that Renzo Gomez from Quantum Food Solutions facilitated the
installation of a solid HACCP plan, which allowed us to reach our goal of becoming federally licensed with CFIA. Thanks to our upgraded food safety standards, we were able to get in to business with Farm Boy and sell our product in new markets outside of Ontario. His service is affordably priced, very streamlined and his communication is honest and straight forward. It was a pleasure to work with Renzo Gomez and we are looking forward to work with him again in the future”

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Julia Banton

Vice President of Operations, Kitchen Partners Limited, Edmonton, Alberta.

“Renzo has a wealth of knowledge, whilst maintaining a logical and common sense outlook to the tasks ahead. His approach is unique to that of other consultants I have worked with, in that he is pragmatic and makes light work of global codes/standards. We definitely look forward to continuing to work together and highly recommend Quantum to anyone looking to upgrade their food safety and quality systems.”

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