this is a BRC related inquiry.
I am wondering what secondary packaging approval and monitoring criteria should be.
For raw materials we currently require GFSI third party certification, or questionnaire (for low risk only), and COA or COC. However, I am having trouble imagining these criteria working with items like cartons, labels, code ink, and hi-cones.
the BRC Issue 7 interpretation guide states:
3.5.1 - "all materials brought on to the site to become part of the final product (including packaging) must be sourced through approved suppliers and monitored. this approval process and programme for monitoring raw materials will consider the potential risk the material represents (in terms of safety, quality, and legality)"
finally, the standard interpretation guide only identifies "(3.9.1)printed outer packaging" to be included in the traceability requirements, in regards to secondary packaging. So, that would mean the hi-cones, bottle labels, code ink, plastic wrap, pallets, etc. do not require to be traced, is that correct?
If anyone can simplify this for me, giving me a basic idea of what sort of approval and monitoring program one develops for boxes, labels, code printer ink, etc., it would be greatly appreciated!