The Cutting Edge of Storage & Distribution: Our BRC Certificate Explained

Efficient regulation of the food industry is more critical than ever. Every aspect of the production line is now scrutinised, from the food itself to the machinery handling it. Our clients need to know that equipment supplied by Cutting Edge is safe, legal and of high-quality. To prove this, we recently achieved the BRC Certificate for Storage and Distribution. Below, we have outlined the award’s significance.

What is the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution?

BRC provides a standardised framework to ensure consistent quality, safety and efficiency in the storage and distribution of manufactured goods. First published in 2006, the quality certification programme encourages a culture of continuous improvement throughout businesses.

Why is it Important?

It is essential that production lines are completely transparent. Retailers are keen to show customers their commitment to quality, from the factory floor right through to the supermarket shelf. BRC facilitates this process and reinforces exemplary standards across manufacturing industries. Achieving this accreditation helps brands to exhibit their integrity and establish consumer trust.

What does the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Consider?

Now in its third issue, the publication explores eight key categories: Senior Management, Hazard and Risk Analysis, Quality Management System, Site and Building Standards, Vehicle Operating Standards, Facility Management, Good Operating Practices and Personnel. Issue 3 introduced a grading system that means companies are now audited on a scale of ‘AA-D’ depending on how closely they comply with the standards set out by BRC.

What Grade Did Cutting Edge Achieve?

In December 2017, Cutting Edge received an ‘AA’ grade in their BRC Storage and Distribution Issue 3 Certification. This impressive feat showcases our commitment to supplying safe, hygienic and high-quality products. Consequently, our clients can be confident in the efficiency of their supply chain.

“We are immensely proud to have been awarded the highest grade in BRC Storage and Distribution following our scheduled audit in 2017. At Cutting Edge we strive to put our customers at the heart of everything we do by delivering the highest quality products along with reliable service. Achieving an AA grade certification from independent auditors ensures that we maintain the highest standards for our customers.”

-          Cutting Edge Managing Director, Sam Tinsley

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