BRC and IFS
BRC (British Retail Consorcium Technical Standard and Protocol)
The BRC Food Technical Standard is used to evaluate manufacturers of retailers own brand food products. It is designed to assist retailers and brand owners produce food products of consistent safety and quality and assist with their 'due diligence' defence, should they be subject to a prosecution by the enforcement authorities. Under EU food Law, retailers and brand owners have a legal responsibility for their brands.
IFS (International Food Standard)
The International Food Standard (IFS) is a global food safety system developed by German and French trade associations to combine the food safety requirements of various retailers into one standard.