BRC Storage & Distribution Certification

Kiwa PAI was one of the first certification bodies to be involved with the BRC. We are proud to have been granted UKAS-accredition for BRC Storage and Distribution.

The BRC Standard covers all activities which may affect the safety, quality and legal standing of the products as they are stored and distributed.  It shows the customer that the producer has robust product safety systems in place to allow for confidence in the supply of a safe, legal and quality product.

The Storage and Distribution standard includes: 

  • Hazard and Risk Analysis System
  • Quality Management Systems – Based on the principles of ISO 9000 and including product traceability and management of recalls
  • The site environment and operating standards – including maintenance, cleaning and pest control, product handling and where applicable temperature controls
  • Vehicle Operating Standards
  • Facility Management
  • Good Operating Practices
  • Personnel – including the training and personal hygiene requirements for the staff

 In addition to storage and distribution, there are modules covering:

  • Wholesale – intended specifically for Wholesalers who purchase product for sale under their own brand label and includes sections on supplier approval, specifications and product testing to give confidence to the purchasers of these products
  • Contracted Services – covers additional activities which may be carried out on packaged products on behalf of the brand owner for instance freezing, secondary packing, production of multi packs or assembly of promotional or gift packs

 The Standard covers distribution at any point in the distribution network, such as:

  • Farm to processor
  • Processor to manufacturer
  • Manufacturer to warehouse
  • Warehouse to retail depot
  • Retail depot to store store
  • Store to final customer (for example with internet shopping)
For a quick, competitive quotation please email or call us using the contact details to the right. If you would like to apply for the scheme, please complete the BRC Storage and Distribution Enquiry Form (pdf version on the right under Useful BRC Docs; or select Word (doc) version from this list).

Who is this for?

Storage companies, hauliers and distributors.

Audit frequency

The audit frequency has been reviewed and now all audits will be carried out at 12 month frequencies unless two or more major non-conformities are found, where the next audit shall be due in six months.

Audit duration

This depends on the size and complexity of your company but typically 1 to 1.5 days. 

Why Kiwa?

Kiwa PAI is fully accredited by UKAS, and approved by the BRC, to deliver auditing and certification to BRC standards. We have clients in the UK and throughout the world.

Availability - we answer the phone: so give us a call using the contact details to the right (or drop us an email).

Experience - Kiwa PAI was amongst the first certification bodies to be involved with the BRC, indeed we provide training to our clients on BRC schemes.

Expertise - Kiwa PAI always carries out the assessment, reporting and certification using expert assessors at competitive prices.

Speed - Kiwa PAI is renowned for reacting quickly and carrying out assessments at short notice.