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BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials

A majority of the standards are focused specifically on the safety and quality of food processing while BRC and the Institute of Packaging (IoP) developed a specific standard that focuses directly on the packaging of food.

Benefits of Certification:

  • Assurance that legal requirements are met
  • Facilitates continuous improvement of quality, hygiene and product safety
  • Reduces the number of customer audits and the costs associated with them
  • Ensures suppliers are following good hygiene practices
  • Provides evidence of “due diligence” requirements of packaging manufacturer/supplier, packer/filler and retailer.

Expectations of the Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials:

  • Senior Management Commitment
  • Hazard and risk analysis management system
  • Quality management system
  • Prerequisite Programs

The BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials Standard covers the following categories:

  • Glass Manufacture and Forming
  • Paper making and Conversion
  • Metal Forming
  • Rigid Plastics Forming
  • Flexible Plastics Manufacture
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Print Processes
  • Chemical Processes

There are two risk categories with different requirements based on whether packaging comes in direct contact with products that are consumed or applied to the skin. The format of this standard defines a packaging supplier as belonging to a High Hygiene Risk or Basic Hygiene Risk category. Basic Hygiene Risk packaging relates to packaging manufacturers producing packaging for products that are less vulnerable to hygiene risk, such as labels used for product in plastic/glass jars or metal cans, cardboard/corrugated boxes, or packaging for products not consumed or applied to the skin such as clothing/coat hangers or textiles. A decision tree within High Hygiene Risk packaging is defined as one which is used for direct food contact or enters an environment where there are unprotected or open food products. Examples of this type of packing include plastic film for bread, microwave trays, cups in which the food is directly packed, and skincare product containers.

Requirements for the management of food safety and quality build upon the principles of ISO 9001. This includes requirements for:

  • product specifications
  • supplier approval
  • traceability
  • management of incidents/product recalls