BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

BRC/IoP is designed for manufacturers of packaging who supply components or ready-made packaging for the packaging of foodstuffs, as well as their suppliers, In addition, a BRC/IoP certificate is recommended for any suppliers of packaging materials to Great Britain who have been requested by the local retail chains to provide that kind of evidence.

A major portion of all foodstuffs sold in Great Britain is retailer branded. In order to meet their legal obligations, retailers are required to monitor their suppliers, and to demonstrate their own “due diligence“ when placing food on the market. That also includes the manufacturers of food packaging, who need to demonstrate fulfillment of the requirements of BRC/IoP.

Benefits for your organization:

  • Improved confidence among retailers and the buyers of packaging materials in the safety, quality, and legality of the product
  • Increased product safety and less risk of product liability
  • Safe and efficient process flows in the interest of packaging material safety, in order to quickly identify and control risks with respect to hygiene, quality, and health hazards for consumers, and to specify effective preventive measures
  • Access to the British food market


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