Packaging Issue 6 survey

Periodically, BRC Global Standards reviews each of its Standards to ensure they reflect industry demands. This beginning stage gauges the users response to the current Issue 5; certificated sites, sites moving towards certification, certification bodies and auditors, brand owners and retailers.

The summary outlines the key points that have arisen through discussions within industry and reflects some of the decisions made through the writing of Issue 8 of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. As well as your feedback on current Issue 5, thoughts on these concepts are welcome.

Each response will contribute to a series of working group meetings to create a draft document for international consultation. Some key dates are listed below.

Additional topics for discussion

The closing date of this survey is 18th May, 2018.

Key dates


April/May 2018

Initial consultation

Winter 2018

Consultation draft available for comment

Summer 2019

Publication of Issue 6

Early 2020

Audits commence

Questionnaire for BRC approved Certification Bodies and auditors

Questionnaire for sites using, or currently implementing Issue 5 of the Packaging Standard

Questionnaire for specifiers to the supply chain (e.g. brand owner, retailer, food producer specifying BRC Packaging to their packaging suppliers)