The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is widely recognised as the global standard for food safety. As the leading trade association for UK retailing, it now has a network of certification bodies in 90 countries worldwide. The BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials was the first Packaging Standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) benchmarking committee.

What does this actually mean? Essentially, benchmarking to the GFSI ensures that the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is recognised and accepted by most of the world’s largest retail groups. The BRC continually reacts to changing food safety concerns, meeting the demands of increasingly quality- and safety-conscious customers. At the same time, it provides a simple, easy-to-follow process for manufacturers. This is why its Standard is one of the most popular GFSI standards in the industry.

The BRC Packaging Standard can be used by any manufacturer and producer of packaging materials – for both food and consumer products – at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

The Standard offers a host of benefits for the retail industry, as well as for food manufacturers, importers and ingredient suppliers, among others. It is widely regarded as an international stamp of excellence for the certificate holder. This is one of the reasons why so many food packaging suppliers around the world strive for BRC Certification.

Mapflex is one such supplier that has been awarded this coveted certification.

What Does Our BRC Certification Mean For You?

In response to demands from government, consumer advocate groups, and consumers themselves, more and more retailers and food service providers are insisting that their suppliers have third-party certification with a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved scheme.

As our valued customer, our BRC certification is your guarantee that you’re dealing with a company that meets or exceeds the BRC’s high levels of competence in all critical areas. You can be assured that we continually monitor and improve our product quality and safety, and dedicate ourselves to eliminating any problems that may occur. If you’re a retailer, you may occasionally be asked to prove that your supplier i.e. Mapflex, is competent to produce a legal and safe packaging product. In cases such as these, we are always happy to provide you with a certification audit report as proof of our commitment to upholding the standards of the BRC.

If you’d like to know more about BRC certification, or about any of our products, please get in touch. We’d love to chat with you.