What is the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety?

Developed by industry experts, the Global Standard for Food Safety provides a framework to manage product integrity, safety, legality and quality.

It also provides guidelines for operational controls in food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packaging.

IMIS can help you track threats to your ingredients from all over the globe.

Why choose us?

Is My Ingredient Safe? can help you comply with BRC Global Standard for Food Safety clause 5.4.1 quickly and easily.

Food Information Solutions can help you with preparing for the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety audit process. We actively spend time within your business to understand your company needs.

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Food Information Solutions is a sister company to IMIS that provides on-site and direct help to clients looking to gain their BRCGS certification.

  • System & Process Compliance Checks

    We can help with your processes and systems which allow you to apply to the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety.

  • Consultancy for BRC Audit Process

    This help could involve provision of documents from a single one to a full Quality Management System with typically over 200 documents1.

  • Internal Audits Undertaken

    We can also undertake internal audits, go through supplier approval and checks and ensure that you are fully compliant.

1Our documents include a food safety culture plan, a confidential reporting system, an incident management plan, and environmental monitoring risk assessment, a raw material vulnerability risk assessment or an obsolete packaging procedure to name a few.

Backed by a food industry expert

Backed by 10 years of experience

Malcolm Laidlaw

Owner & Operator

Contact Malcolm

“From an early age I found food and science engaging subjects, and it came as no surprise in future years to find myself involved in the technical side of food production.

Beginning my journey working in food laboratories, testing milk for brucellosis, the heat resistance of bacteria to cooking processes, and onto DNA finger printing of bacteria.

I moved into Technical Services Manager role for a sausage factory, fulfilling my love of detail, here I learnt about legislation, dealing with retailers and the joys of putting quality systems in place. When an opportunity to move to being a Technical Manager in a fresh vegetable company came about I plunged in head first, we implemented through systems and had a BRC audit within 6 weeks of being in my new role - we passed!

Whilst my main focus is on vegetable growers, pack-houses and processors, I also work with a number of smaller businesses ( to implement both the SALSA and BRCGS Food standards. I am now starting to offer remote assistance as a new way of giving support to smaller companies. This will allow them the advantages of getting the paperwork to gain certification to a recognised standard and ongoing technical support via the wonders of modern digital technology, without having to employee a full time technical manager.

IMIS is another "string to our bow". IMIS was developed by Black Lab Software on behalf of ML3 Technical to help simplify managing food safety threats from around the world.

For more information on how I can help your business, whether you are large or small, involved in vegetables or something else, please get in touch.”