The British retailers developed a common standard for the entire industry in 1998. BRC stands for British Retail Consortium, the association of British retail organisations. The BRC standard describes the hygiene and food safety requirements for food processing businesses that supply the retail sector directly.
The BRC has similarities to and overlaps the HACCP. The BRC also requires a risk analysis in accordance with the HACCP and the critical points for food safety (CCPs) must be guaranteed throughout the production process. The BRC requires more, however, in the area of hygiene and civil engineering. A HACCP certified company would have to arrange and explain some additional aspects.
Like the HACCP, the first aid products must be detectable under the BR. All first aid products that Detectaplast ® produces and distributes satisfy this requirement.