BRC Risk Analysis

BRC risk analysis is about the guidelines issued by the international risk analysis body, the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Being a product of deliberations over a long period of time; BRC is today a global food safety standards body thatis hard onrisk analysis. This makes BRC risk analysisa unique proposition that stands apart from its US audit standards.

Tangibility has to be demonstrated

BRC risk analysis is considered so strong that today, risk analysis that satisfies the BRC core requirements is one of the important criteria manufacturing professionals around the world have to fulfill. Where it really stands out and towers heads and shoulders over other regulatory bodies is that it requires Risk Analysis to be tangible and demonstrable, rather than being something that is subjective. This is where the real challenge of meeting BRC risk analysis standards lies. This calls for knowledge of both the processes that go into risk analysis, as well as the guidelines required of lies.

Risk Analysis is the core area of difference

Of late, there has been a conscious effort to bridge the gap between US and BRC risk analysis standards. There are moves to harmonize each with the other. On the surface; since there are differences in the numbering of items; an impression may be gained that if one knows how to prepare one type of audit, it should be good enough for the other. This is not so, because although the criteria are more or less similar; it is in the area of risk analysis that the BRC risk analysis certification requirements are different.

The eventual aim of carrying out BRC risk analysis is that it equips organizations with the skills needed to develop compliant and relevant programs that help achieve quality systems objectives.

In arriving at a BRC Risk Analysis program; auditors have to be thorough with the following among other areas:

  • Areas of the operation in which risks exist
  • Sources of documentation
  • Classification of risks
  • Documenting current processes for mitigating risks
  • Proposing risk reduction strategies
  • Establishing timelines for process improvements
  • Following up on proposed process improvements
  • Application to regulatory and industry standards
  • Sources of documentation

Reference:

http://www.globalcompliancepanel.com/control/w_product/~product_id=600972

 

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