Anybody familiar with ISO17712 for security seals?
BRC food standard including the interpretation guide has a a very interesting position on what primary packaging is: “The packaging that constitutes the unit of sale to the consumer or customer (e.g. bole, closure and label of a retail pack or a raw material bulk container).” We are both Food and Agents and Brokers certified and as a business we supply fruit juice, required for further processing however the food standard is pretty clear about what primary packaging is.
Security seals? How to I approve the supplier for security seals? Please correct me if im wrong, but the seals will automatically be classed as primary packaging. Furthermore, according to the standard, if the last packer is GFSI certified then no trace exercise is required however if theyre not GFSI a trace exercise will be required as part of the approval process. Well....good on paper not so good in practice as majority of these suppliers are not familiar with the BRC or GFSI requirement.
Best call is to approve a security seals supplier based on ISO17712 however I'm not familiar with it as its such a niche market. Does the ISO scope cover the traceability element, I could probably persuade the supplier to provide a copy of their audit...
Any ideas please? How do you justify the approval for a supplier of this nature without being GFSI certified nor familiar with the trace exercise element?
Edited by Angela5555, 24 January 2020 - 01:03 PM.