BRC IoP Issue 5


BRC has published the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 5 the 1st July, setting the latest benchmarks for best practice in packaging standards.

Issue 5 has been developed to specify the criteria for manufacturing practices and supporting quality management systems, which will help develop and manufacture safe, legal packaging materials that meet the quality levels expected by consumers.

The format and content of the Standard is designed to allow an assessment of a company’s premises, operational systems and procedures by a competent third party, the certification body, against the requirements of the Standard.

The latest issue of this BRC Global Standard focuses 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 customers’ 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
You can view the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.