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This Webinar presented by SGS explores the newest version of BRC Global Standard for Food – Issue 8 and the changes included in the revision.


Sep 06, 2018, 12:00


Sep 06, 2018, 13:00




The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to bring awareness to food industry companies affected by the changes in the updates and revisions for the BRC Global Standard for food.


  • Overview of BRC Global Standard for Food issue 8
  • Key Changes to issue 8
    • Food safety culture
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Product Security and Food defense
    • High risk, high care and ambient high care production risk zones
    • Pet Food
  • Additional Modules – FSMA, Gluten free, food safety& quality culture etc.
  • Issue 8 Timeline
  • How to prepare and get ready
  • Q&A


The focus of the newest version of BRC Global standard for food has been encouraging development of product safety culture. There has been an expansion of the requirements for environmental monitoring to reflect the increasing importance of this technique. Sites have been encouraged to further develop systems for security and food defense.   Issue 8 has added clarity to the requirements for high risk, high care and ambient high care production risk zones. Thus, providing greater clarity for sites manufacturing pet food and to ensure global applicability and GFSI benchmarking.   There will be a continued emphasis on management commitment. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based food safety program and supporting quality management system are recommended.  And the implementation of good manufacturing practices within the production areas will add emphasis on areas which have traditionally resulted in recalls and withdrawals (e.g. label and packing management).    

Presenters Biography  

John Kukoly

John Kukoly is the Americas Director for the BRC Global Standards team, responsible for the BRC programs throughout the America’s. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the BRC Global Standards are regarded around the world as the leading food safety and quality certification program. John brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BRC and the GFSI technical working groups, with more than 20 years management experience in the food production and certification industry. He has had previous roles in quality, engineering and auditing.

Jennifer Lott  

At SGS North America serves as a technical resource for GFSI approved auditing schemes, including FSSC 22000 food manufacturing, BRC Storage & Distribution, Packaging, and Consumer Products, RSPO, GMP/HACCP and is an accredited multi-sector Food Safety Program Lead Auditor and Trainer. Jennifer has over 25 years experience in quality assurance management, food safety management system development consulting,  packaging, laboratory management, , training and auditing. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Target Audience

The webinar is aimed at Food Safety Quality Managers and Supervisors, Internal Auditors, Consultants, and those interested in learning more about BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 

Language: English

Cost: No Charge


Thursday, September 6, 2018
2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
12:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)
11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

For further information please contact:

Mandy Szeto
Marketing Manager
t: +1 201 508 3065