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.
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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