BRC (Grade A) Grade A is the highest achievable level of the BRC certificate. The certificate was created by the British Retail Consortium, a collaboration of British retailers. An important requirement set by the BRC system is that a quality system is used. The certificate also makes demands on the application of HACCP and the environment, the product, the process and the personnel all need to be included in the quality system. The BRC certificate is very highly regarded and is therefore also recognised by the European Retail Organisation CIES.
IFS (Higher Level) IFS, the abbreviation for International Feature Standards, is a quality standard developed for food processing companies. Companies must satisfy strict requirements where quality and food safety are concerned before they can be considered for certification. The IFS certificate is comparable to the BRC certificate. The system’s initiators are major German retailers.
SKAL Skal Biocontrole oversees organic products in the Netherlands. Skal checks whether the 3300 certified organic entrepreneurs abide by the regulations for organic products. This ensures a consumer can be confident when purchasing organic products.