the new brcgs packaging standard (issue 6) e demands a risk assessment on Environmental monitoring . I ve found a lot of examples in the food industry, but the info regarding packagings however is rather limited.
kind regards Nicole
There has been some discussion regarding (a) EMPG/BRC Packaging (and other GFSI-recognised Standards) on this thread, and (b) Packaging bacterial contamination aspects in general.
Not sure if you are aware that BRC have published a Packaging Position Statement on this topic ?. Available in Post 6 of 1st thread linked below.
Regarding (a), Based on previous threads, a quick answer to yr query for BRC/EMPG POV appears likely to be APC, Y&M, Enterobacteriaceae. Pathogens likely not involved (see the quote in Post 6 noted below). These 2 threads ( and possibly others) are probably BRC useful -
(particularly Posts 2,6)
(particularly [BRC] Posts 8-10, 25)
Regarding (b), for Packaging/microbial-related in General, can try this post/thread -
Regarding yr query on microbial survival times, I think there is published data on this aspect but offhand I don't recall it being discussed here in detail other than perhaps in some general hygiene threads. (there is certainly recent data on the COVID-19 virus !)