The BRC Global Standards for Food Safety are a crucial benchmark for food producers worldwide. The release of Issue nine has brought higher standards for food producers to meet.   

This week we will be looking at clause, which specifically addresses chemical spillage and disposal.   

During our November 2023 webinar on Understanding Key BRC Changes, Angela White of Food Safety & Quality Ltd spoke about how clause was one of the main areas of non-conformance, with businesses across the country still being caught out during BRC audits.   

At Teknomek, we understand the importance of BRCGS compliance and how hygienic stainless steel furniture and equipment can play a vital role in staying audit-ready every day.  

Clause Key requirements

  • Procedures for managing spillsThis includes having a clear plan for immediate containment, clean-up, and reporting of chemical spills
  • Safe disposal of chemicalsEstablish procedures for the safe, legal, and responsible disposal of both obsolete chemicals and empty containers
  • Storage of raw material chemicalsEnsure these chemicals are stored separately from other chemicals to prevent contamination.

    Intelligently-designed stainless steel furniture: Your BRCGS ally

    Teknomek's 304L-grade stainless steel furniture and equipment offer several advantages that directly contribute to BRCGS compliance in clause 

    • Non-porous surface: Unlike wood or other materials, stainless steel has a non-porous surface that resists the absorption of chemicals. This minimizes the risk of contamination and simplifies cleaning after spills
    • Easy to clean and disinfect: The smooth surface of stainless steel, partnered with the hygienic design features of sloping tops and sealed joints, allows for thorough cleaning and disinfection 
    • Durable and resistant: Stainless steel is highly durable and resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for withstanding harsh cleaning chemicals commonly used in food production environments 
    • Intelligent, hygienic design: All Teknomek’s chemical and liquid storage solutions are designed to offer liquid run-offs to prevent pooling and lockable doors for monitored access.

    Partnering for food safety

    By choosing Teknomek's hygienic stainless steel solutions, you're not just investing in high-quality equipment, but also in enhanced food safety and BRCGS compliance. Our commitment to quality and hygiene aligns perfectly with your pursuit of excellence in food production.  

    Our storage & handling collection encompasses our commitment to audit-readiness for our customers, with products designed for the safe storage and movement of chemicals and other liquids.  

    However, if you are looking for something a little more bespoke to ensure you remain compliant, then Teknomek also provide bespoke and customised solutions for your specific needs. We can create made-to-order storage equipment outside of our standard range, such as bunds, platforms, bespoke and customised cupboards and cabinetry, etc, to make sure every area is covered when it comes to audits and audit checklists. 

    Contact Teknomek today on +44 (0)1603 788 833 to discuss how our stainless steel solutions can help you meet and exceed BRCGS standards, ensuring the safety and quality of your food products and assisting you in staying audit-ready every day. 

    Contact us

    For more information on this, or any of our other products or services, get in touch with our Teknomexperts today to discuss how we can help integrate Teknomek into your business - ensuring you remain audit-ready every day.

    Contact Teknomexpert today