BRC Voluntary Modules Summary

Acoura are able to provide a wide range of BRC bolt-on modules which can be cost effectively combined with your BRC Audit and add value to your business. 

Voluntary Module 11 Meat Supply Chain Assurance

This module has been developed in response to requests from the meat supply chain and its customers and was initiated by the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) to reduce the audit burden on the meat sector. This is an integrated module and can help sites demonstrate to customers an increased transparency of their meat supply chains and verification of authenticity.

Voluntary Module 8 Traded Goods 

Traded goods are products that are purchased and stored at the site prior to sale, but are not manufactured, further processed or repacked at the site. This Module is applicable to food products that would normally fall within the scope of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 but which are not manufactured, further processed or repacked into primary packaging at the site being audited.

Voluntary Module 12 AOECS Gluten Free Foods

This voluntary module has been developed in conjunction with the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) to enable food manufacturers to demonstrate to their customers that the products supplied have been formulated, processed and prepared to meet the special dietary needs of people intolerant to gluten, meet legal requirements and are applicable to assurance schemes managed by AOECS. This module enables compliance with the AOECS’s Standard for Gluten-free Foods to be assessed at a BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 audit.

Food Safety Culture Excellence Module 

This module will help sites understand their own food safety culture by providing a score against 4 key measures: People, Process, Purpose and Proactivity. Sites can measure trends of improvement over time. There is also a premium package being offered to sites for a more in depth analysis of their culture. 

Global Markets

It is important to provide opportunities to recognise and encourage the development of food safety systems in small sites that are still developing food safety management systems and are not at the stage of BRC Global Standard Food 7. The basic and intermediate-level requirements of the Global Markets programme provide recognised stepping stones leading towards eventual certification to the BRC Global Standard issue 7.  

To find out more details about any of these voluntary BRC Modules, please contact us today on +44(0)330 024 0255 or


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