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Helping a Facility Achieve BRCGS Certification in Just Six Months

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Helping a Facility Achieve BRCGS Certification in Just Six Months


Obtaining BRCGS certification is a significant achievement in the food manufacturing industry, reflecting a commitment to food safety and quality. For one food manufacturing facility, this certification was a challenging goal, taking nearly two years to attain until they enlisted the help of experts.

The Initial Challenge

The facility faced numerous obstacles in developing a BRCGS program, including the complexity of the standards, turnover in QA staff, the addition of a new production line, and the demands of daily operations.

How Mérieux NutriSciences Made the Difference

The Mérieux NutriSciences team brought extensive expertise in food safety standards compliance and a deep understanding of the BRCGS scheme. Four team members worked together on the program's development, providing crucial support.

  1. Streamlined Program Development: Our expert involvement has made the program development process more efficient. Mérieux NutriSciences experts collaborated closely with the facility's staff, offering practical support and effectively addressing all aspects of the BRCGS program.

  2. Scientifically Strong Program: Mérieux NutriSciences conducted thorough risk assessments, identified potential hazards, and implemented robust control measures. This scientific approach ensured the program's resilience during audits.

  3. Training and Guidance: In addition to developing the program, Mérieux NutriSciences equipped the facility with the necessary maintenance and continuous improvement knowledge and skills. Ongoing training sessions over six months helped staff understand their roles in food safety.

  4. Audit Success: With our presence and support during audit days, the facility passed and achieved an outstanding AA+ score, demonstrating the program's effectiveness.

  5. Ease of Use: The program was designed to be user-friendly, making it easy for the facility steam to implement and maintain. Transparent processes and documentation simplified compliance efforts.

  6. GFSI Certificate: Achieving BRCGS certification opened new business opportunities, increased sales, and bolstered confidence among existing and potential clients.

Through the expertise, guidance, and hands-on support of the Mérieux NutriSciences team, the facility achieved and excelled in its BRCGS certification audit. This experience highlights the importance of having a solid foundation for long-term success in the food manufacturing industry.

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