Issue 3 of the BRC Global Standard for Storage & Distribution was officially published by the BRC on 1st August, 2016 and is now available to purchase.
You can get a copy by visiting www.brcbookshop.com
This standard becomes "live" from the 1st February, 2017 - and all audits for Storage & Distribution will be against the new issue from that date.
This new standard has been developed by a multi-stakeholder group, including retailers, food service companies, industry trade associations, independent experts, and certification bodies, and builds upon the experience from the previous issue.
In revising the standard, the BRC have attempted to develop teh current requirements to ensure that they are robust enough to meet the current industry needs. Where applicable, requirements have been aligned with those that feature in the other Global Standards published by the BRC to ensure consistency and confidence throughout the entire supply chain.
QAIC Packaging are currently reviewing all of the changes, and we will be in touch with all of our registered companies again shortly with further information.
SAICA Pack in Peterlee where the winners of QAIC Packaging’s Euro 2016 score predictor.
A competition open to all of our BRC Global Standards clients was held, and after a four way tie following the group stages, it was the Peterlee site who came closest to the tiebreak question of How many goals would be scored in the entire competition. Their entry, submitted by QSE Technician John Bowden, had gone for 115 goals, and with the final tally standing at 108, they were the overall closest.
The entry had been a joint effort by Mr Bowden, and Production Manager Ian Swales, and it was QAIC Packaging Director John Hartley that visited the site recently to present both with a luxury food and drinks hamper for their efforts. The site themselves will also receive a 20% discount on the cost of their next BRC Global Standards audit as part of the prize.
The competition was organised and administered by QAIC Packaging’s Operations Engineer Tom Clark, who said “ The competition was created to add a bit more excitement to this years Euro’s. It has been great to engage with so many customers who we normally only deal with once a year at audit time, and I am really looking forward to doing something again for the World Cup in 2018”.
The British Retail Consortium have confirmed that QAIC Packaging, representing QA International Certification Ltd, have once again been awarded the 5* status as a top certification body.
Following a period of 12 months with only 4*, the arrival of Ingeborg Zehetner, an Austrian based auditor, has meant that issues regarding the consecutive audit rule in Europe have now been resolved, and this has enabled us to once again get back to where we all know we belong.
QAIC Packaging Director John Hartley is extremely proud. "The staff in the office have worked very hard to ensure that we were once again rated where we believe we should be. There have been lots of improvements to our systems over the past 12 months, and the confirmation that we are back to 5 stars is testament to a superb team of staff and auditors that work for us."
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