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BRCS Storage and Distribution Certificated

Maintaining Product Integrity: Virginia Hayward holds an AA BRC accreditiation in Storage & Distribution

Our continued accreditation from the BRC is testament to the commitment that we make to you, our customers, to ensure every Virginia Hayward hamper is handled and crafted to the highest standards. The certificate means our processes, policies, systems, behaviour and procedures are audited annually, to ensure our product integrity is maintained throughout storage and distribution.

What does this accreditation mean to you, the customer?

The Storage & Distribution BRC accreditation should fill you with confidence when ordering your hampers from us, you can rest assured the hamper or gift you send has been treated to an A to Z journey of the highest quality controls possible.

What is the BRC?

The BRC is a trade association dedicated to achieving successful and responsible retailing and spans all retail sectors such as food, electricals and clothing. It also covers bricks and mortar shops and online shops. It is a highly respected association that aims to ‘make a positive difference by advancing vibrant and consumer focused retail by standing for what is important to the industry and working in partnership with its members to shape debates and influence outcomes’.

What are the BRC Global Standards?

The BRC Global Standards are an internationally recognized safety and quality certification programme that has been developed by retailers and driven by retailers to help build confidence in the food safety industry. The standards have been designed to reflect best practice and facilitate a process of continuous improvement through well-designed risk-based product safety management systems.

Indeed, many retailers and brand owners will only ever do business with suppliers who hold an appropriate BRC accreditation.

The Virginia Hayward BRC certificate for Storage and Distribution

Ten sections are reviewed as part of the annual audit. They include:

1. Senior management commitment and continuous improvement
2. Hazard and risk analysis
3. Quality management system
4. Site and building standards
5. Vehicle operating standards
6. Facility management
7. Good operating practices
8. Personnel
9. Contractual Arrangements
10. Contract Packing

Achievement of the BRC accreditation is the culmination of years of hard work which has been led by our BRC team here at Virginia Hayward. We work tirelessly to ensure the stringent BRC best practices are adhered to at all times. In addition to our core team, our accreditation is a credit to the tremendous teamwork and huge amount of time and effort from the whole Virginia Hayward team, especially those in the production and warehousing departments.

Put us to the test, and take a look at our stunning Hamper collection knowing that you are dealing with an experienced and accredited hamper company.


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About the author

Alix Haysom

I've been at Virginia Hayward since 2009, returning to the countryside after 10 years in London gaining experience in PR and advertising. I love the variety of my role, from being involved with the next marketing campaign and theming for the Christmas brochure to product selection (and tasting of course). Outside of work I enjoy making the most of Dorset’s fresh air with my young family and border terrier.

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