Membership of the BRC comprises more than 170 major retailers and several niche retain trade associations
OptiBiotix Health has achieved accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (‘BRC’) at an AA rating.
The company says this certification supports its commitment as a developer of scientific compounds to modulate the microbiome to address metabolic syndrome and diabetes, systemic low-grade inflammation, obesity, cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol.
BRC meets the Global Food Safety Initiative benchmark, which means it’s accepted by many large retailers such as Tesco and Walmart. Membership comprises more than 170 major retailers and several niche retail trade associations, with members reportedly delivering an estimated £180bn of retail sales each year.
Stephen O’ Hara, CEO of OptiBiotix Health said: “The certification ensures that our customers can now have complete and measurable confidence in OptiBiotix products. It allows us to do business with retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies and food service organisations who specify certification as part of their approval process, including most large retailers and their suppliers, for our wide range and science backed products.”
BRC incorporates food safety management systems and best practice to ensure product safety and quality, the organisation claims. Against a backdrop of rising adulteration and food ingredient fraud, the accreditation is aimed to reinforce an end product’s provenance and reduce the risk of recalls.
René Kamminga, CEO of OptiBiotix, said: "We are incredibly pleased to secure BRC accreditation and achieving the highest rating of AA highlights our commitment to quality to the highest degree. This success supports our commercial strategy of selling final product solutions to partners in the retail channel containing our science-backed pro and prebiotic ingredients. We are particularly proud of our team’s achievement in gaining this accreditation in a relatively short period of time."