The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) invites members of the food and packaging industries to attend an upcoming roadshow about the new BRC global standard for packaging and packaging materials.
Planned to be held across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in April, the AIP roadshow is designed to assess the depth of interest within the packaging industry to help determine if there are sufficient numbers to justify the development of a new training course on the subject.
BRC Global Standard
The new BRC global standard for packaging and packaging materials specifies the safety, quality and operational criteria to fulfil obligations with regard to legal compliance and protection of the consumer.
The standard applies to the manufacture of packaging and packaging materials used in filling operations as well as to packaging and packaging materials for cosmetics, toiletries and other consumer products and materials.
Companies that use packaging materials also need to familiarise themselves with the comprehensive nature of the standard in the development of their purchasing specifications and the operations within their own organisation involving packaging materials.
Key objectives of the BRC global standard roadshow:
- Brief introduction to the background of the Global Standard and its development
- Closer examination of the standard, its requirements and objectives
- Implementation of the standard by companies
- Outline of the auditing and certification process and the role of the Global Standard
- Detailed examination of the auditing role and the training of auditors
- Packaging manufacturers of materials such as cartons, plastic films and containers, closures, adhesives, labels etc.
- Persons responsible for purchasing and specification preparation
- Designers and printers
- Users of packaging materials
- Appropriate representatives of companies supplying private label (‘house’ brand products)
- Companies employing ‘accreditation and certification’ procedures
- Sydney: Tuesday the 17th of April
- Brisbane: Wednesday the 18th of April
- Melbourne: Thursday the 19th of April