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Colpac has once again been awarded one of the packaging industry’s highest accreditations – the BRCGS Packaging Materials Standard certification.

Significantly, while retaining its AA grade for the fourth year running, the highest possible grade achievable (for announced audits), Colpac has been awarded the latest BRCGS Packaging Materials standard – Issue 6.

Along with stringent hygiene standards, Issue 6, which only came into force in February of this year, focuses on product quality. Colpac achieved zero non-conformances across the two-day audit process and voluntarily opted for the ‘Traded Goods’ clause which had an equally successful outcome. This enables Colpac’s factored goods (products which are not manufactured, further processed or repacked into primary packaging on site) to sit under the BRCGS accreditation.

The BRCGS Standard for Packaging & Packaging materials certification is viewed as a global benchmark of quality, safety and legality for food packaging. Developed by the British Retail Consortium, the accreditation is the first Packaging Standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative GSFI. Over 28,000 certificated suppliers in over 130 countries, have chosen to be certified under the BRC.

As a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of food packaging solutions, achieving the best possible outcome from the annual accreditation is testament to Colpac’s commitment to quality.

“We are thrilled to report this result, particularly as the audit was to the new BRCGS Issue 6 Standard. This outcome is attributable to the hard work and efforts of all employees across the sites and recognition is most definitely due to everyone involved.” Comments Compliance & QA Manager Frances Dickman.

“Looking forward, the aim is to maintain this grade to foster continuous improvement and to continue to be able to offer existing and potential customers all the necessary assurances, and demonstrable compliance with food safety management standards.”

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