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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:25 AM

Issue 3 of the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging was published in January 2008 and from July 01 2008 (last Tuesday) all audits will be to issue 3 of the Standard.

So what are the key changes?

  • The scope of the standard has been extended to include non-food packaging
  • The categories based on risk level of the packaging have changed from A and B to 1, 2 and 3. Using the decision tree, hazard and risk analysis and review of customer base suppliers must determine which categories requirements apply
  • Audit frequency is 12 months unless three or more non-conformities are identified in which case the next audit is six months (tough task)
  • There are now 242 requirement clauses from 178 (not all applicable to lower risk categories 2 and 3)
  • Best Practice Guidelines from issue 2 have been removed and have either become full requirements or taken out of the standard completely. An example of a best practice that has become a requirement is the need to test the traceability system at least annually
  • Greater emphasis on Management Commitment 14 clauses from 6 now including requirements to demonstrate clear channels of communication, adequate provision of human and financial resource and a system for keeping up to date of legislation
  • Management must ensure there is an effective system for closing nonconformities. If repeat nonconformities are identified then a major nonconformity will be raised for lack of management control
  • New clauses on customer focus and contract review, site security, product design and development, in-line testing equipment and calibration
  • Leader of the multidisciplinary Hazard and Risk Management team must be suitably trained in hazard analysis and risk management techniques
  • Evaluators will be referred to as Auditors
Well that’s it. If anyone wants to get into detail on any of the new or existing requirements please fire away.

Regards,
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:34 AM

Hi Simon
we had a pre audit to issue 3 a couple of weeks ago to gain accreditation for our extrusion line (thermoforming side been accredited for several years). Everything went ok, just a few minors. Our full audit next week. Hopefully we will be ok and pass. Will let you know how things go
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:26 AM

Hi Simon
we had a pre audit to issue 3 a couple of weeks ago to gain accreditation for our extrusion line (thermoforming side been accredited for several years). Everything went ok, just a few minors. Our full audit next week. Hopefully we will be ok and pass. Will let you know how things go
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Great news Karen and please do let us know how you get on.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:44 PM

Hi Simon
:thumbup:

Just thought I'd let you know we passed BRC/IOP issue 3 yesterday. The audit was a lot more intence than issue 2, with the time now a day and a half. As I said in my previous reply this is the first time out extrusion line has applied for accreditaion so you can imagine how pleased we were to get 3 minor non conformances
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:08 PM

Dear Karen,

In advance of Simon, please let me also offer my congratulations. :thumbup:
Anyone who can achieve 3 minor NCs these days must be doing a lot of things very correctly.

(The use of pre-audits seems to be becoming very common these days, nice business for the auditors of course. ;) )

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:28 PM

Well done Kaz, I'm sort of pleased you got a couple of minors as we may not have had enough :thumbup: in stock. :lol:

Great news, I hope you still visit us from time to time.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:31 PM

Those already registered to BRC Packaging Standard (ver 2) will find the attached document very useful when preparing for audit to version 3.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:13 AM

Hi Simon,

We are going for BRC from ISO 22000 for our packaging unit. I am working with the Issue 2 of BRC. I downloaded the consultation review copy of BRC/ IOP Issue 3 posted by you previously. Could you provide the password of the same.
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Issue 3 of the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging was published in January 2008 and from July 01 2008 (last Tuesday) all audits will be to issue 3 of the Standard.

So what are the key changes?

  • The scope of the standard has been extended to include non-food packaging
  • The categories based on risk level of the packaging have changed from A and B to 1, 2 and 3. Using the decision tree, hazard and risk analysis and review of customer base suppliers must determine which categories requirements apply
  • Audit frequency is 12 months unless three or more non-conformities are identified in which case the next audit is six months (tough task)
  • There are now 242 requirement clauses from 178 (not all applicable to lower risk categories 2 and 3)
  • Best Practice Guidelines from issue 2 have been removed and have either become full requirements or taken out of the standard completely. An example of a best practice that has become a requirement is the need to test the traceability system at least annually
  • Greater emphasis on Management Commitment 14 clauses from 6 now including requirements to demonstrate clear channels of communication, adequate provision of human and financial resource and a system for keeping up to date of legislation
  • Management must ensure there is an effective system for closing nonconformities. If repeat nonconformities are identified then a major nonconformity will be raised for lack of management control
  • New clauses on customer focus and contract review, site security, product design and development, in-line testing equipment and calibration
  • Leader of the multidisciplinary Hazard and Risk Management team must be suitably trained in hazard analysis and risk management techniques
  • Evaluators will be referred to as Auditors
Well that’s it. If anyone wants to get into detail on any of the new or existing requirements please fire away.

Regards,
Simon


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Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:35 AM

Thank you Simon for great sharing. I am working with the Issue 2 of BRC. I hope this sharing will help me.






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