Regarding the new grading system in BRC packaging issue 5.
I think it could be the same grading system for BRC food Issue7, maybe some member can confirm?
5 or fewer NC’s Unannounced = AA+
5 or fewer NC’s Announced = AA
6-10 NC’s Unannounced = A+
6-10 NC’s Announced = A
11-16 NC’s Unannounced = B+
11-16 NC’s Announced = B
It is a brave call to go for unannounced as it is so easy to pick up several minor NC’s on any given day (in any plant). The risk being you end up with a B+.
The question is it better to have an A+ or an AA...or worse a B+ instead of an A.
I’m wondering how customers would see it.
To me A is better than B+ though in actual fact B+ may be a better achievement.