BRC Global Standards publishes first edition of Global Guidance on Migration from Packaging Materials into Food

London, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards has today (August 21, 2017) published the first edition of a Global Guidance on Migration from Packaging Materials into Food. This guidance was developed with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Campden BRI. It aims to provide organisations involved in the delivery of food to consumers with a common understanding, terminology and point of reference for good practice with regard to the potential migration of substances from packaging materials into food.

The guidance is comprehensive in its approach, outlining what migration is, how it occurs and how it can be minimised through new product or existing product development. It proffers a best-practice approach to reducing the risk of migration of substances into food products of all types. The guidance also includes an outline of the European Union (EU) and US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) legislative requirements relating to migration.

It will be of value to organisations in the supply chain including retailers, brand owners, agents or brokers, food processors, packaging manufacturers, and companies providing storage and distribution services.

Joanna Griffiths, Packaging Technical Manager at BRC Global Standards said: “The launch of the publication is itself a great example of partners from across the supply chain working constructively with one another. By identifying best practice in each industry together we can ensure the production of safe high-quality packaged food.”

Kerina Cheesman, Head of Food Integrity and Policy at the Food and Drink Federation said: “FDF is pleased to have worked with BRC Global Standards and Campden BRI to produce this valuable resource which will assist companies in managing compliance with food contact materials legislation. The Guidance explains the factors affecting migration and sets out a practical approach to designing in compliance through the supply chain.”

The guidance will be made available to Campden BRI, and FDF members, and is available for purchase from the BRC Bookshop – www.brcbookshop.com

Notes to Editors

About Campden BRI

Campden BRI (www.campdenbri.co.uk) provides technical, legislative and scientific support and research to the food and drinks industry worldwide – with a comprehensive “farm to fork” range of services covering agri-food production, analysis and testing, processing and manufacturing, safety, training and technical information services. Members and clients benefit from industry-leading facilities for analysis, product and process development, and sensory and consumer studies, which include a specialist brewing and wine division.

About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 26,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global Standards’ guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

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

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

About the Food and Drink Federation

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk

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BRC Global Standards appoints Mike Wilson to develop a range of ethical trade assurance products and services

London, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards have appointed Mike Wilson to develop a range of ethical products and services to complement their own range of quality and safety manufacturing standards that over 26,000 sites currently use globally.

Mike Wilson brings a huge amount of experience in this area and has joined the company to spearhead a new initiative that utilizes the core company skills of Standards writing and management, auditor training and competence together with a rigorous compliance programme that can be applied to any organization’s brand and consumer protection activities.

BRC Global Standards is intent in creating a range of ethical products that closely meets customer requirements and goes beyond currently available schemes.

In addition, as Mike is based in South Africa, he will represent BRC Global Standards in the sub-Saharan region working with brand owners to increase supply chain resilience through scheme adoption and training.

Mark Proctor, CEO, BRC Global Standards, said: “Our organization stands for trust and confidence in third party certification schemes in product quality and safety. In our own research and customer engagement we believe that having a presence in the ethical space together with our approach to Standards development, auditor training, performance management of certification body partners and the whole area of compliance will be of global benefit for the industry. We look to develop our own set of ethical products and services that will drive this extremely important area forward in the future”.

Mike Wilson added “I am delighted to be joining the BRC Global Standards team and assisting them in developing the capability and the capacity to be able to deliver a range of Ethical Trade assurance services. My association with BRC Global Standards stretches back many years and I have always held them in high regard. There is no doubt that their unique skill set and reputation will quickly establish them as a high-value; high quality service provider in this space and both suppliers and global brands and retailers will see immediate benefit from the BRC Global Standards involvement in this important area of global trade.”

Notes to Editors

About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 25,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global Standards’ guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

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

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson has worked for the past 17 years developing and delivering a range of assurance solutions to global brands and retailers as well as their supply chains. As an experienced ethical auditor, he has owned and operated an ethical auditing body and has worked extensively with retail supply chains to enable them to address complex issues around social accountability and ethical trade.

Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience in writing Standards and has worked with several international and national Standard owners to design, develop and deliver the full suite of ethical trade solutions – from Standards development through to auditor training and calibration.

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London: +44 (0)20 3931 8146

Source: BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial partnership to drive best practice and Standards in the food safety industry

London, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that sees both organisations continuous commitment to help its customers mitigate their risks throughout the food industry.

BRC Global Standards strategic focus is to continually innovate and demonstrate best practice for customers and partners whilst maintaining its position as the largest GFSI approved food safety Standards certification scheme.

The strategic partnership enables the ongoing collaboration and development of new initiatives aimed at supporting the goals of BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial through the creation and adoption of new products, services, industry best practice and Standards.

Mark Proctor CEO at BRC Global Standards, said: “We are very pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Rentokil. We see a significant opportunity to help our respective customers adopt best practice and benefit from two of the best solutions providers in the food safety industry. We are excited about the opportunities this partnership presents to help drive best practice and continual improvement for our customers”.

Notes to Editors

About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 25,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global Standards’ guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

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

For more information, please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contact:

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Source: BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards publishes third issue of its Global Standard for Storage and Distribution

LONDON, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards has published the third issue of its internationally recognized BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution on 1 August 2016, and audits against Issue 3 will begin on 1 February 2017.

Originally introduced in 2006, the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution was developed by a multi-stakeholder group including industry representatives, certification bodies and retailers, to provide the essential certification link between the range of BRC manufacturing Standards and the end users; retailers and food service companies. The Standard is designed to ensure best practice in handling, storage and distribution of products and promotes continuous improvement in operating practices to ensure product safety, quality and legality. It also enables certification of a range of contracted services commonly operated by storage companies on behalf of their customers to take into account the often diverse operations and networks making up the distribution chain.

Issue 3 of this Standard has been developed by a multi-stakeholder group including retailers, food service companies, industry trade associations, independent experts and certification bodies, and builds upon the experience from the previous issue. In revising the Standard, the current requirements have been developed to ensure that they are robust enough to meet the industry needs. Where applicable, requirements have been aligned with those that feature in the other Global Standards to ensure consistency and confidence throughout the entire supply chain.

What’s new in Issue 3?
The development of Issue 3 followed a wide consultation to understand stakeholders’ requirements. A review of emerging issues was also carried out in the logistics industry and the industries it serves. The information has been developed and reviewed by a working group composed of stakeholders representing different sectors of the logistics industry, retailers, brand owners, certification bodies and independent technical experts.

The focus for Issue 3 is:
 continuing to ensure consistency of the audit process
 grading system to increase recognition for better performing companies
 unannounced options – full and 2 part to give even more confidence to customers that standards are constantly being applied
 greater consistency with the requirements of the other BRC Global Standards
 vehicle and load security
 more robust requirements for own-label wholesalers to reduce their exposure to fraud
 increased supplier approval requirements
 focus on companies providing contracted services in areas that have traditionally resulted in recalls and withdrawals (e.g. label and packing management)

Thomas Owen, BRC Global Standards Scheme Manager, said:
“The development of Issue 3 has been based on the values of the previous issues while ensuring that the update reflects the latest best practices. The consultation with the users of the Standard set the main focus for the rewrite on improving product security and reducing vulnerabilities in the supply chain. A big thank you to all the members of the working group as well as those that provided feedback on the various drafts of the Standard.”

The BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Issue 3 will be available on BRC Participate, along with the Interpretation Guideline. BRC Participate offers immediate access to all documents relevant to a particular Standard, linking them clause by clause. Printed copies and PDF downloads are also available for purchase from the BRC Bookshop.

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.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contacts:
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Source: BRC

BRC Global Standards to launch new voluntary module assessing food safety culture in partnership with Taylor Shannon International

LONDON, 2016-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards has today announced the launch in June of a new voluntary module assessing food safety culture.

The module is being offered in partnership with Taylor Shannon International (TSI), industry leaders in the fields of food safety, management, education and organisational culture. Drawing on decades of academic research, combined with TSI’s workplace research in food safety management, the module was developed in order to offer a simple, cost-effective way for manufacturers to receive a food safety culture assessment at the same time as their annual audit, with this exclusive new product available to all sites choosing food safety certification with BRC Global Standards.

The Food Safety Culture Module offers many benefits for manufacturers, specifiers and the wider industry. Culture is often considered a broad or blurry concept, but this assessment provides a way to evaluate food safety culture, identify areas for development, and measure the success of changes over time as a company’s culture evolves.

It involves two questionnaires, one completed by employees, and the other by the external auditor following the audit. With answers measured across four categories: people, process, purpose and proactivity, the results provide both manufacturers and specifiers with a tool to evaluate site culture, and an Assessment Report with clear, actionable findings.

Food safety culture is a growing focus in the industry, and this module delivers thorough analysis and insight into working culture; complementing existing food safety programmes with valuable understanding of a site’s culture and areas for action. It is a unique way of measuring food safety and complements the existing Standard, giving a more in-depth understanding of the site and its staff. This visibility highlights areas for investment and facilitates improvement, providing the potential for a more food safety focused workforce, targeted training programmes, and greater operational insight.

David Brackston, BRC Global Standards Technical Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Taylor Shannon International to offer this industry leading assessment of food safety culture. We’ve seen considerable interest in the module when presenting it to BRC Global Standards sites, conference delegates, certification bodies, and auditors, and look forward to being the only GFSI-benchmarked scheme to offer this tool to the food safety industry.”

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.

For more information please visit http://brcglobalstandards.com/CultureExcellence.aspx

Media Contact: +44 (0)20 7854 8980

BRC: full range of solutions and tools designed to assist you in preparing to meet FSMA expectations

LONDON, 2016-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC is pleased to announce the development of a full range of solutions and tools designed to assist you in preparing to meet FSMA expectations. In addition, these tools will help effectively evaluate how prepared the supply chain is.

BRC Global Standards contracted The Acheson Group (TAG) to assess the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 against the final rule for Preventative Controls for Human Food. The results of the analysis show that certification to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 is in almost complete alignment with the expectations in FSMA. BRC will be releasing the full analytical matrix, along with the overview assessment during April 2016.

Many other GFSI benchmarked schemes have had a basic comparison matrix completed between their requirements and some aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act (some had this work complete prior to the rules being final), BRC has taken the position that sites, and specifiers, also need to know where there are gaps, and how to best approach satisfying additional needs.

To accompany the TAG matrix, BRC will be hosting a series of live webinars, outlining what additional requirements are needed to fulfill the handful of prescriptive elements within preventative controls not covered by BRC certification. The webinars, titled “The FSMA BRC Connection for BRC Certificated Sites” are a must, not just for certificated organizations, but also their supply chains. The webinars will be delivered in several languages.

You can download a copy of the BRC/TAG report and register for the live webinar on www.brcglobalstandards.com

Other supporting material to be published in April 2016 include a FSMA Guidance Document, Preventative Controls Checklist, FSMA Product Brochures for Specifiers and Manufactures, a FSMA Additional Voluntary Module (AVM) for Food 7 certification audits.

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 offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information, please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

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

BRC Global Standards and NSF International to run four roadshows in India this November

LONDON, 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards and NSF International are proud to announce they are running four roadshows taking place in India from the 2nd to the 6th of November. They will be held Monday 2 November in Delhi, Tuesday 3 November in Mumbai, Wednesday 4 November in Bangalore and Thursday 5 November in Chennai.

BRC Global Standards and NSF International will be promoting the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 and the Global Markets programme. As certification to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety continues to grow, BRC Global Standards and NSF International are working together to provide opportunities to recognise and encourage the development of food safety systems in small sites where the full requirements of the Standard may add less value, and in sites that are still developing food safety management systems. The new Global Markets programme will now enable audits and recognition against a set of requirements of the Standard identified as basic level and a further set of requirements at intermediate level.

Mark Proctor, CEO of BRC Global Standards, said: “The development of the Global Markets programme has provided a great opportunity in emerging markets, such as India, to provide effective stepping stones for factories to progress towards full certification. The levels also provide recognition of attainment at basic and intermediate levels, which are increasingly recognised by customers as providing assurance about the food safety systems operated at their supply sites. We are delighted to be able to work jointly with NSF International to deliver this message on the upcoming roadshows.’’

Peter Bracher, Managing Director of NSF International, said: “During my work in India I’ve seen many good food operations who shared a passion to meet full BRC certification and so drive their export potential. In practice this can be a big step, so I’m delighted to see that the Global Markets programme will provide a simpler path towards full certification whilst also giving recognition for making those first vital steps. All of us at NSF International are happy to support the BRC with their new initiatives.’’

Roadshow Agenda

BRC Global Standards
• Introduction to the BRC Food scheme and the Global Markets programme
• Analysis of BRC certificated sites in India
• Overview of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 requirements

Case Study
• From a recently certificated site: why they decided to go for certification, how they prepared, how they found the process, recommendations for others

NSF International
• Explanation of the audit process
• How NSF International can support sites
• NSF International capabilities
• Relationship with BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards
• Explanation of the Global Markets programme – an ideal entry route

Notes to Editors:

About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs 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 www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contact: BRC +44 (0)20 7854 8980

About NSF International
NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

The NSF Global Food Division provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution and dairy, to seafood, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification (SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC, IFS, BAP and CanadaGAP), plus expert auditing, consulting and technical services, HACCP validation and inspection, organic food certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI), and specialty food verification and certification (including Non-GMO Project and gluten-free). NSF is also the leading certifier of foodservice equipment, nonfood compounds and bottled water/beverages.

Our services in India:

• Training for food standards, food safety and management systems
• Auditing and certification for HACCP, BRC, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, Global GAP
• Inspections
• Supplier auditing and development
• Retail audits
• Drinking water quality and component certification
• Food equipment certification

Trace One and BRC Global Standards release the updated BRC Global Standards Directory

Enhanced Certification Portal allows flexibility, cost savings and complete compliance with Food 7 Standard

LONDON, 2015-8-18— /EPR Retail News/ — Trace One, the global leader in private label product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, and BRC Global Standards, today announced the updated BRC Global Standards Directory powered by Trace One, which now allows retailers and suppliers to ensure compliance against the new, globally recognised BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7, introduced in January and active since July.

Building on Trace One and the BRC’s partnership since 2008, the BRC Global Standards Directory now supports over 23,000 certificated manufacturers in 123 countries, as well as 1600 auditors associated with around 77 certification bodies. Alongside the update for Food Issue 7, other enhancements to the BRC Global Standards Directory portal are designed to help retailers and suppliers ensure that auditing is working for them; giving retailers greater flexibility, manufacturers greater productivity and cost savings associated with facility / production audits, and new suppliers easier entry to BRC certification:

– Food Issue 7 Standard: The portal allows for suppliers to be certificated against the new Standard specified by BRC Global Standards.
– Private Audits: Retailers can now specify their own audit scheme modules to be audited at the same time as the BRC Food 7 audit visit. This serves to dramatically reduce the time, cost and productivity implications that multiple audit visits have previously placed on the manufacturer.
– Voluntary Modules: Enhanced functionality enables BRC Global Standards to add / manage retailer specific scheme modules within the Food 7 template while enabling the ability to list, search and report on these additional certifications.
– Global Markets: Supporting the Food 7 Global Markets initiative, new suppliers can initially be certificated against entry-level audits; meaning organisations that are not ready for or do not need full BRC Global Standards certification can still demonstrate best practice in food safety.

“The rise in consumer demand for food quality information shows no sign of abating. This is reflected in the amount of certification information on record with upwards of 100 audits being uploaded to the Directory in an average day,” said Jerome Malavoy, CEO at Trace One. The updated portal marks the ongoing success of our 7-year relationship with BRC Global Standards and reflects our joint objectives of allowing both retailers and suppliers to collaborate while navigating this information which is so fundamental to consumer trust.”

“No two retailers or suppliers are alike. With these additions, we’ve not only given the industry a means to trust in its complete compliance with Food 7 but we’ve also ensured that food retailers and manufacturers can pursue their own food safety measures and the competitive differentiation these enable, more costs effectively,” said Mark Proctor, CEO of BRC Global Standards. “BRC Global Standards and Trace One’s relationship has been a benefit for both parties, and the industry as a whole, and we foresee it continually adding additional benefits for the BRC Global Standards community into the future.”

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 www.brcglobalstandards.com

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

About Trace One
Trace One connects all supply chain network stakeholders to accelerate product innovation while creating supply chain transparency. Trace One powers the world’s largest network for private label development with more than 20,000 companies in 110 countries developing over $300B in annual products spend. The company has offices in Boston, Chicago, Paris, London, Madrid and Dusseldorf.

BRC Global Standards publishes the second edition of its annual report titled Food Safety – A Global View

LONDON, 2015-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards, the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards for the manufacture of safe, legal and quality products, today announced it has published the second edition of its annual report titled Food Safety – A Global View.

Each year, BRC Global Standards collects vast amounts of data and information during food safety audits. In 2014, the BRC conducted audits in 120 countries covering over 17,000 food sites.

This year, we have adopted a slightly different approach to the analysis, categorising the data by food group rather than by country. The report sets out key findings and analysis from the 2014 audits. It provides a global view of food safety information and performance data, covering all the 18 categories in the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.

Suppliers and retailers will now be able to benchmark sector performance on a global scale, accessing richer information on the specific trends and performance levels within their particular food and drink categories

BRC Global Standards publish a series of Standards that cover Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Agents and Brokers, and Consumer Products, covering the full supply chain. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufactures fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers who use the Standards as part of their brand protection processes.

Mark Proctor, CEO BRC Global Standards said: “At the heart of the programme is a commitment to sharing best practice to help improve food safety, and with this data and analysis available we are providing a consistent global picture of manufacturing performance, as well as unprecedented depth of insight for the industry.”

Food Safety – A Global View 2015 is available to download from the Knowledge Centre of the BRC Global Standards website.

Notes to Editors:

About the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the UK’s leading retail trade association. It represents the full range of retailers, large and small, multiples and independents, food and non-food, online and store based.

About the BRC’s Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs 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 the BRC Global Standards website.

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

 

FUCHS LUBRITECH partners with BRC Global Standards to offer BRC certificated suppliers a range of food grade lubricants and services

LONDON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — FUCHS LUBRITECH (part of the Global FUCHS Petrolub Group), the world’s leading manufacturer of speciality food grade lubricants for use in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries is partnering with BRC Global Standards to offer BRC certificated suppliers a range of food grade lubricants and services.

The FUCHS Group has a worldwide reputation for outstanding performance and product quality. Their UK manufacturing site is audited to the highest levels and has been awarded a wide range of quality standards. As a major producer of lubricants and industrial greases, FUCHS is fully committed to producing high quality products to improve the process efficiency of manufacturers. In addition, Fuchs Technical services team support in reducing environmental impact in purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, waste generation, energy consumption and storage and disposal of lubricants.

Mark Proctor, Chief Executive of BRC Trading, added: “We are delighted to be working with such a highly respected organisation and believe the products and services being offered through this business partnership will provide considerable value for BRC certificated sites.”

Richard Rogers, Fuchs Lubritech UK Division Manager, added: “The FUCHS CASSIDA brand is a synonymous with quality and integrity in the field of lubrication – NSF H1 registered and manufactured in ISO 21469 compliant operations. Through our partnership with BRC Global Standards, we are confident we can deliver tangible benefits from effective lubrication to certificated sites”

Fuchs Lubricants (UK) PLC – www.fuchslubricants.com Telephone: +44 (0) 1782 203700 e-mail: contact-uk@fuchs-oil.com

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 offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contacts:

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

BRC Global Standards reaches over 4000 subscribers worldwide for its new online publications platform BRC Participate

LONDON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards today announced reaching over 4000 subscribers worldwide for its new online publications platform BRC Participate. The subscription site, which hosts over 140 BRC publications along with other content and resources, was launched just four months ago in November 2014.

BRC Participate BRC Participate provides online access to all BRC Global Standards and publications supporting the Standards, with all documents linked clause by clause to allow readers to drill down in greater depth in any area of the Standard.

An innovative and powerful online management system, BRC Participate offers an invaluable resource for sites, and can be an asset in growing knowledge and improving consistency. The digital offering helps suppliers all over the world to manage businesscritical information in support of quality control, safety, technical requirements and business processes.

Mark Proctor, CEO of BRC Trading, said: “BRC Participate is the most convenient and flexible way to access all the content produced by BRC Global Standards, with the five Standards, Interpretation Guidelines, all supporting publications, webinars and many more resources available online in one place. Over the coming months we will be adding further publications to help all manufacturers understand the BRC Global Standards certification scheme.”

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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 offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.
You can visit BRC Participate at www.brcparticipate.com

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

BRC Global Standards released two additional publications to support the development of Issue 4 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

LONDON, 2014-9-15— /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards are pleased to announce that they have published two additional publications to support the development of Issue 4 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

One of these publications is the very first issue of an optional Environmental Awareness Module. The module has been developed to provide a framework to enable companies to develop an awareness of, and a mechanism for, improvement of their environmental awareness and performance.

The requirements of the module are applicable to any type of company who have premises comprising at least a building and may also include outside areas. Although the requirements of this module include reference to some packaging materials manufacture and terminology associated with it, they can be applied to any kind of site.

The Environmental Awareness Module can be downloaded FREE from the BRC Global Standards website – www.brcglobalstandards.com.

The second publication issued by BRC Global Standards is a Spanish translation of Issue 4 of the Standard. The Standard sets out the requirements for packaging manufacturers and converters to produce packaging in a hygienic environment which is safe to use andconsistently meets the quality specification of their customers.

The Standard, originally produced in 2000 in conjunction with the Institute of Packaging (IOP), was fully revised and reissued in February 2011. The latest version, which covers packaging for both food and consumer products, was produced with input from a wide base of international stakeholders including packaging manufacturers, retailers, certification bodies and independent industry experts under the management of the BRC and IOP.

Joanna Griffiths, Technical Manager Packaging, said: “These additional publications will help all manufacturers of packaging achieve and maintain certification against the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4 wherever they are in the world. The Environmental Awareness Module will help companies meet the requirements of a satisfactory environmental management system”.

Notes to Editors:

About the BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs 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 www.brcglobalstandards.com
Media Contacts: BRC Press Office +44 (0) 20 7854 8924 / +44 (0) 7921 605544

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