BRC Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) (2 day course)

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This course will cover the similarities and differences between requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Preventive Controls rule.

BRC Global Standards’ HARPC course is not a substitute for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Preventive Controls course.

HARPC encompasses far more in the way of food safety assessment and control than a traditional hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) plan.

Key Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety aligns with FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule
  • Explain the BRC Global Standards and HARPC requirements for development and management of a food safety plan
  • Adapt a BRC Global Standards food safety management system (FSMS) to meet Preventive Controls regulation.
  • Review common non-conformities related to HACCP and HARPC found in BRC Global Standards audits.
  • Review risk analysis principles

Who Should Attend

Operational, Quality and Technical staff responsible for developing and the day-to-day management of the HARPC plan.


HARPC 25 question exam; Pass mark 60%.