E.E. & Brian Smith were one of the first agents in the country to be certified with the BRC Agent and Broker certificate when it was implemented, and we have held the highest grade (AA) for several years. Most of the factories we source from are GSFI certified this includes BRC, IFS, FSSC22000, SQF etc. If GSFI certification is not available, the factory is audited by our own technical team.
Our suppliers are risk assessed and audited as part of the E.E. & Brian Smith supplier approval process. Once approved the supplier is reviewed on a periodic basis.
Factories are audited by our technical team and visited regularly to ensure quality of supply to our customers.
They are all assessed on a full risk assessment including HACCP, VACCP and TACCP. An ethical questionnaire is also completed by the supplier, and this complies with the ETI Base Code & Modern Slavery Act 2015.
E.E. & Brian Smith is also a member of the Soil Association. This means we can import Organic products from across the world into the UK.
Other bodies we work with includes FSA, Global Gap, LEAF, Fairtrade, and the Rainforest Alliance. We have in depth knowledge of retail requirements including Select Grower (Marks and Spencer’s accreditation).
E.E. & Brian Smith welcome customer technical teams to audit factories in addition to our own audits if required. We have over 15 people which work in the group technical team and would be happy to help with any queries you may have.