Food Safety Systems Glossary of Terms
2. The non-fulfillment of a specified product safety, legal or quality requirement or a specified system requirement
A major non-conformity is an omission or deficiency in the site’s food safety management system producing unsatisfactory conditions that carry a food safety and/or quality risk.
A critical non-conformity is a breakdown in the site’s food safety management system that is judged likely to cause a significant public health risk and/or where the product is contaminated.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a private organization, established by the international trade association, the Consumer Goods Forum (CIES - The Food Business Forum at the time) in May...
The British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade organization that represents UK retailers, developed the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The British Retail Consortium was formed in January 1992...
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 was published on 1st August 2018 and is effective for audits from the 1st February 2019. The standard is still based on the following core elements:...
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