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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:47 PM

Are paper labels (sheet fed inks, coated 1 side 60# paper) considered low risk as a packaging material,... and therefore it is not necessary to provide GFSI certificates to provide to vendors?  Must be 3.5.1.2 in the BRC standard. 

Or as a subcontractor (providing the packaging material) is a printer required to be GFSI certified?  (3.5.4.2 in the BRC standard)

 

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:19 PM

Hello Vetterwi, and welcome to the IFSQN.

If your packaging product does not come into direct contact with food then it would be considered low risk.  That said the BRC Standard for Packaging contains requirements for both low and high risk suppliers and if your packaging product is for example secondary packaging such as a label on a food product container then you should follow the low risk requirements...and still aim to achieve certification.

 

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