BRC compliance: Meeting global standards, coast-to-coast

Posted by: VersaCold on Apr 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Why VersaCold is committed to the BRC compliance


VersaCold has invested years of care and expertise in food safety and cold chain quality assurance. We are dedicated to food. That’s why we go above and beyond to demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of quality and freshness. And one way we honour this commitment is by choosing to utilize certifications like The British Retail Consortium (BRC) to regulate and maintain our quality standards.

BRC is the gold standard of food safety. It was the very first standard benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) and is used as a global tool to promote consistency across the supply chain. Its highly regarded standard within the industry has become a badge of quality, safety, and freshness.

When it comes to food safety, certifications like BRC are important in keeping VersaCold ahead of the curve­­. It’s another way VersaCold puts food first. Here are a few reasons why.

Follow the BRC leader

In a constantly evolving industry like ours, it’s important to always stay one step ahead. Being the first in our space to have coast-to-coast BRC certification enables VersaCold to meet customers’ current and future needs.

Moses Akingbade, VersaCold’s Director of Cold Chain Assurance, explains the importance of being proactive. “Certifications like BRC are what customers want. They want to cover all potential risks in the supply chain. If one of their suppliers is BRC certified, they expect all others to be. Instead of waiting for customers to ask for it, companies should already be considering BRC certification.”

By staying proactive in our efforts and certifications, VersaCold is able to build better, more trusting relationships with our customers. We already know our customers’ main priority is food safety. Being BRC certified sets them up for success and reflects our commitment to their food.

A global standard of confidence

VersaCold is so committed to providing value in the safety and quality of your products, we’re demonstrating it at a global standard level. When your food has met the standards of BRC, we know we’ve done our job well. But relying on quality experts to safeguard our products has benefits other than guaranteed quality and customer confidence.

  • By outsourcing auditing to a well-trusted organization, companies are able to be more efficient, maximize safety management performance, and strengthen other aspects of our customer service.
  • Suppliers and customers around the world recognize the BRC brand. Displaying your certification logo on publicity materials gives your company more merit and credibility.
  • The certification comes with a highly experienced technical team, available to answer questions and provide support.

The BRC certification has become a benchmark for suppliers and a symbol of quality and trust for customers. Going above and beyond safety and compliance with a global network of highly trained auditors ensures VersaCold’s exceptionally high standards are met by their own.

Onward and upward

Becoming BRC certified is a step in the right direction for the cold chain industry. But to remain on the leading edge of food quality and safety, suppliers must never become complacent. With BRC’s on-going development of their global standard, it always stays relevant and practical.

Their constant evolution and unparalleled dedication to food safety and quality is a direct reflection of our own. That’s why VersaCold is projected to have all warehousing facilities BRC certified by the end of 2018

Your food matters. It is our highest priority and it deserves to be met with the highest standards. That’s why we choose BRC.

Tags: VersaCold, Cold Chain Regulations, Cold Chain, food safety