Five-star success for Bureau Veritas in Food certification

Mar. 13 2020

As a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, we are proud to have achieved a number of accreditations across different sectors which demonstrate the quality, safety and accuracy of our services. Now we can add a prestigious five-star rating under the BRC Global Standard, another reason for clients in the food industry to place their trust in Bureau Veritas.

The BRC Global Standard (BRCGS) is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and accepted by retailers, foodservice companies and major food manufacturers worldwide as part of their supplier approval process. Our dedicated Certification team works with clients across the food industry to deliver audits in order to help achieve and maintain certification to the standard, which covers issues including food safety, packaging and storage/distribution.

To ensure transparency, BRCGS awards Certification Bodies such as Bureau Veritas with a star rating from one to five according to their overall service performance. The rating takes into account the quality of audit reporting, protocol compliance, auditor expertise and technical knowledge, overall audit experience and customer engagement.

After a significant period of growth and improvement for our food certification business, we are delighted to have achieved the highest five-star rating. 

Ken Smith, Country Chief for Bureau Veritas UK, said: “This is a fantastic reward for the hard work and dedication of our entire team and we are delighted to have secured the highest star rating.

“The food industry is a huge growth sector for certification, with a wide range of issues affecting the value chain. We are confident that our UK team have the skills, sector experience and technical knowledge needed to help clients across the globe demonstrate their commitment to safety and quality in line with BRC standards. Now, with the BRCGS five-star rating, we can demonstrate that confidence through external accreditation.”

This success is echoed by Dr John Tomlinson, Global Sales and Marketing Director at BRCGS, who states “BRCGS is delighted to announce that Bureau Veritas has invested time and considerable effort to improve the whole audit and certification experience with our products over the last two years.

Dr John

Global Sales and Marketing Director


“The performance management rating from 3 to 5 stars reflects the commitment of Bureau Veritas and we are delighted that one of our strategic partners is now operating at the highest level. BRCGS Compliance is such a fundamental part of our certification program and to maintain trust in our products, delivery partner performance is critical to protect the brand and the consumer”.

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