BRC Packaging Edition 6 has been published -

BRC Packaging Edition 6 has been published

06 Aug 2019

The new version will come into force in February 2020

On August 1, 2019 Version 6 of the new BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials was published, which will come into force in February 2020.

The main changes are:

  • Enhancing the processes used by quality management systems in printed packaging controls and through a hazard and risk analysis approach;
  • Continuing to ensure consistency of the audit process across the world;
  • The importance of a product safety and quality culture in the drive to improve transparency and coherence across the food supply chain;
  • Simplifying the hygiene requirements based solely on risk;
  • Introducing a new fundamental clause, corrective and preventive actions, to address issues and minimize the risk of their occurring;
  • Based on risk, putting a microbiological environmental monitoring programme in place; and
  • Simplifying the unannounced audit programme.
  • while recognizing the diversity and breadth of the packaging industry, and the skills required to audit it.

For further information, check the official BRC website.



Giulia Bughi Peruglia