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Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:08 PM

"BRC Global Standard for Packaging Materials: Issue 6" is avaliable on BRC Bookshop from August 1st, 2019.

https://www.brcgsbookshop.com/

 

 

PS. Dear admin,

Can you please unpin the issue 4 topic. It is not up to date. You may want to pin this topic or any related topic for issue 6. Thanks.

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:10 PM

PS. Dear admin,

Can you please unpin the issue 4 topic. It is not up to date. You may want to pin this topic or any related topic for issue 6. Thanks.

 

Your wish is my command. :smile:


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:12 AM

Hi,
Here are the main differences on Issue 6:

  • New fundamental requirement: 3.6. Corrective and Preventive Action (focus on root cause analysis)
  • Standard name changed to only: "Packaging Materials"
  • Simplifying the hygiene requirement based on risk. (High Hygiene/Basic Hygiene Categories are removed)
  • New section: Traded Products
New Clauses:
  • 1.1.2. Product safety and quality culture
  • 1.1.10 BRC Logo
  • 3.5.5 Hygiene audits
  • 3.6. Corrective and Preventive Action
  • 3.8 Product Authenticity
  • 3.9.5 Outsourced process traceability
  • 3.11.6 Traceability of test data and samples
  • 4.2.6 Elevated walkways
  • 4.8.5 Microbiological environmental monitoring programme
  • 5.4 Process control (added sub-clauses)
  • 5.6.9 Automated inspection equipment
There are more changes in details.
Please add if any missing new clause. Thank you.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:53 AM

Thank you for notification.

Let's hope we will have further discussions about it here.  :rock:



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:18 PM

Hi,
Here are the main differences on Issue 6:

  • New fundamental requirement: 3.6. Corrective and Preventive Action (focus on root cause analysis)
  • Standard name changed to only: "Packaging Materials"
  • Simplifying the hygiene requirement based on risk. (High Hygiene/Basic Hygiene Categories are removed)
  • New section: Traded Products
New Clauses:
  • 1.1.2. Product safety and quality culture
  • 1.1.10 BRC Logo
  • 3.5.5 Hygiene audits
  • 3.6. Corrective and Preventive Action
  • 3.8 Product Authenticity
  • 3.9.5 Outsourced process traceability
  • 3.11.6 Traceability of test data and samples
  • 4.2.6 Elevated walkways
  • 4.8.5 Microbiological environmental monitoring programme
  • 5.4 Process control (added sub-clauses)
  • 5.6.9 Automated inspection equipment
There are more changes in details.
Please add if any missing new clause. Thank you.

Hi,

Thank you for the summary! It is very helpful!

I just noticed that now we have 10 hazards! The new one is "Foreseeable misuse by the consumer"....


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:56 AM

Thank you for the summary fadetoblack!
 

I am struggeling with 4.8.5 on microbiological environmental monitoring. When do you decide, based on risk, if it is appropriate to have such a monitoring programme? Does anyone have examples of risks involved leading to the necessity for this programme?



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:45 AM

Thank you for the summary fadetoblack!
 

I am struggeling with 4.8.5 on microbiological environmental monitoring. When do you decide, based on risk, if it is appropriate to have such a monitoring programme? Does anyone have examples of risks involved leading to the necessity for this programme?

Hi, you can check some posts of member lakmal here.

https://www.ifsqn.co...ht/#entry146264



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:15 AM

Thank you very much!



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:03 AM

Hi,

Thank you for the summary! It is very helpful!

I just noticed that now we have 10 hazards! The new one is "Foreseeable misuse by the consumer"....

Hi everyone:

 

Issue 6 has a new chapter7. Requirements for traded products 
Might need to do a Gap review, I see quite a few changes, I'm considering on getting the implementation guidelines. 

Resource:
1. Free PDF locked Issue 6 from BRCGS Bookstore
https://www.brcgsboo...ue-6/c-24/p-565

2. Packaging Materials Issue 6 Consultation Draft  (helps when doing gap review)

https://www.brcgs.co...ation-draft.pdf

3. Position Statement – Additional clause on 4.8.5 Microbiological Environmental Monitoring

https://www.brcgs.co...v2-30042019.pdf


 



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 01:37 PM

3.8.2 Does the vaccp plan ?

 



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 01:39 PM

3.8 Product Authenticity



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 10:52 AM

Hi All,

 

First post so please be gentle with me...

I work in the polythene packaging industry and looking to comply with the new standard. We use silos to store our polymer in but this is batch specific, it is then run down until empty and then a new batch is added. Are you able to have 2 batches of polymer in the silos at the same time, concerned with regards to traceability compliance. 

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:44 PM

Hi All,

 

First post so please be gentle with me...

I work in the polythene packaging industry and looking to comply with the new standard. We use silos to store our polymer in but this is batch specific, it is then run down until empty and then a new batch is added. Are you able to have 2 batches of polymer in the silos at the same time, concerned with regards to traceability compliance. 

 

Thanks in advance.

Hi. The BRC 6 guidance states:  … with bulk materials in silos, traceability to the best practical level of accuracy is acceptable.

We have silos that regularly hold two different batches in them.  We continuously monitor and record the usage from these silos when the materials are being drawn off for production. When undertaking a trace audit on them we would do a mass balance exercise and calculate a changeover point for batches.

A change over period would be factored in to allow for batch mixing. In the event of an actual incident, the production for 48 hours after the changeover point would also be considered at risk.



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Posted 29 November 2019 - 01:47 AM

is this applicable already to Jan 2020 audits ?



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:30 PM

Applicable from Feb 1, 2020.

 

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 02:40 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I was hoping to air a few of my questions/concerns for the new issue of this standard for packaging materials.  I am the quality manager for a company which produces polypropylene films for food and non-food contact.

 

1. 3.6 Corrective action as a fundamental clause - the verbiage here is somewhat concerning, particularly because it has been earmarked as a fundamental clause.  While my company will provide root cause and corrective action for significant events (large/serious claims, major incidents of NCP, etc.), we do not have the resources to perform a 5 why exercise for every minor issue.  The interpretation guide specifically states all non-conformities need subjected to RC/CA.  Does anyone have similar concerns?  My plan is to limit the scope in our procedure to significant events and have good records of a few instances and hope for the best.  If anyone else has some thoughts or suggestion, please share!

2. 5.4.1 is a new sub-clause in process control about documenting every possible defect at each manufacturing step by the HARM team.  This seems absurd at first glance as my site has 10 different processes and 70+ process steps.  However, the interpretation guide example lists one defect in a process and says the auditor will be happy.  I'm trying to determine whether I'm exaggerating the requirement or underselling the interpretation guide example.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance everyone.



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 06:47 AM

Hi All,

 

Care to share if you've already made Audit Checklist for BRCGS Packaging Issue 6?

I'm currently preparing for our audit this March 2020.

 

Thanks in Advance!



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Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:49 PM

Hi All, 

 

I need detail information about 3.8 Product authenticity, claims and chain of custody. Could you have any reference document that related this clause?

 

Thanks in advance,



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:26 PM

Hi All, 

 

I need detail information about 3.8 Product authenticity, claims and chain of custody. Could you have any reference document that related this clause?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Hi

Have you downloaded a copy of the Interpretation Guidelines document from the BRC website? It does give useful explanations to every clause in the standard. It can be downloaded from the BRC Bookshop https://www.brcgsbookshop.com/

Regards

Andrew






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