BRC Leads the Way with Global Packaging Standard with its Release of Issue 5

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BRC Global Standards has announced a publication date of July 1st, 2015 for the fifth issue of its internationally recognized Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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The objective of the rewrite of Issue 5 has been to direct the focus of the audit towards the implementation of good manufacturing practices within the production areas

Issue 5 will focus on:

  •      a move from "good practice‟ to "best practice‟
  •     the quality management systems process in printed packaging controls
  •     continuing to ensure consistency of the audit process
  •     providing a Standard that meets retailers and brand owners needs to reduce the audit burden
  •     better recognition of the diversity of the packaging industry and its customer's demands
  •     encouraging greater transparency and traceability in the supply chain
  •     encouraging adoption of the Standard as a means of improving product safety at small sites and facilities where processes are still in development

Joanna Griffiths, BRC Global Standards Packaging Technical Manager said, “Building on the core principles of management commitment, a hazard and risk analysis-based product safety programme and a supporting quality management system, the objective of the rewrite of Issue 5 has been to direct the focus of the audit towards the implementation of good manufacturing practices within the production areas while recognizing the diversity and breadth of the packaging industry, and the skills required to audit it. We believe Issue 5 is in a great position to continue the growth of the Standard and the industry‟s confidence in it.”

Notes to Editors:

About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality standards programmes for food manufacture, packaging, storage, and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit http://www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contacts:
BRC Press Office +44 (0)20 7854 8924 / +44 (0)7921 605544

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