Taking control of logistics in the supply chain demonstrates your company’s ability to meet the requirements of customers and consumers when it comes to food and beverage quality, safety and legality issues.
Based on the “due diligence” concept (the capability to be able to demonstrate that every reasonable measure has been taken to avoid an incident), the European retailers have established specific standards to ensure food (and non-food) product quality, safety and legality for the logistics related steps in the food and beverage supply chain. The unique aspects of food and beverage product logistics are addressed in standards intended to fulfill the retailer’s “due diligence” concept and apply to any player in the food and beverage supply chain.
The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Storage and Distribution and the IFS Logistics Standards are safety and operational management system standards, applicable to food and non – food products. They are created to ensure supplier compliance, taking into consideration the warehousing, transportation and distribution steps, to secure the retailers’ abilities to guarantee the quality and safety of the food products that they sell.
The BRC Global Storage and Distribution standard was developed by British retailers to ensure best practices for product safety and operational management in the supply chain for organizations involved in the storage and distribution of food and non- food products. The standard supports retailers and other users in their fulfillment of legal obligations and protection of the consumer
The IFS Logistics standard was developed by German and French retailers aiming to close the gap between production and retailing, and to make the whole supply chain transparent and comparable. Certification to the IFS Logistics standard demonstrates your company’s capability to manage food safety related risks.
It will help your organization to fulfill your legal obligations and to protect the consumer.