I am working with a packaging company who would like to become certified to the BRC Packaging standard. My background is in food - not packaging.
The company I am working with purchases coated sheets of cardboard and folds/forms the boxes and lids. Their supplier is not audited or certified but can provide information confirming that the coating on the boxes and lids is safe for food contact.
The coated boxes will be used for a low risk product - raw frozen beef that is intended for further processing.
In order to approve their supplier who is NOT audited or GFSI certified, here is what I am recommending.
- Letter of guarantee
- Information from the coating manufacture regarding safety/use with direct contact of food
- Annual audit of the supplier for GMP's/Food Safety Practices
What additional information be needed for their supplier who is actually coating the boxes?
What GMP's or Food Safety Practices would be required for the company who is coating the boxes?