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Title: Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 3


1
Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging
Materials Issue 3
  • Geoff Spriegel
  • Director of Global Standards and Technical
    Services

2
Agenda
  • Presentation of current status
  • Discussion on how we can move forward together

3
Current Status
4
Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging
Materials Issue 3
  • Published Jan 08, effective from 1st July 08
  • Expanded scope to non-food packaging
  • Categories A and B changed to 1,2 and 3
  • Styling in-line with other Standards
  • More emphasis on
  • - Management Commitment
  • - Hazard Risk Assessment
  • - Product Design Development

5
Packaging Categories
  • 1. Direct contact with
  • high risk products 79
  • 2. High risk products with
  • no direct contact 21
  • 3. Lower risk products lt1

of certificated sites
6
Translations
  • Available
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Planned
  • Chinese

7
Guidelines
  • Best Practice Guidelines
  • - Product Recall
  • - Internal Audit
  • - Traceability
  • - Complaint Handling
  • - Pest Control
  • - Foreign Body Detection
  • Website
  • Examples of Packaging Category (1, 2 or 3)
    Determination

8
Auditor Requirements (Appendix 3)
Need to be fulfilled prior to registration
  • Education
  • - Degree/diploma in Packaging AND Food hygiene
    certificate
  • OR
  • - Degree/Diploma in Food/Bioscience AND EQIPT
    qualification

9
Auditor Requirements (Appendix 3)
  • Work Experience
  • - gt3 years relevant post graduate experience
  • Qualifications
  • - Lead Assessor
  • - 2 day Hazard Analysis
  • Audit Training
  • - Supervised training including witness
    assessment
    and documented sign off
  • - BRC Packaging Awareness course

10
Auditor Requirements (Appendix 3)
  • Continued Auditor Registration
  • - Minimum 3 BRC Packaging Audits per year
  • - Continued training and assessment

11
EQIPT Qualification
  • Why introduced?
  • - Typically Food auditors extending into
    Packaging
  • - Ensure have technical ability
  • EQIPT Qualification
  • - 3 day course
  • - Followed (a few weeks later) by examination
    paper sat under examination conditions
  • - Minimum 2 assignments (1500 word essays) need
    to be completed in chosen modules

12
EQIPT Qualification
  • Availability
  • - Course in any country
  • - Course in any language with translator
  • - Exam in British consular offices
  • - Exam in foreign language marked by approved
    language speaker where competence is
    demonstrated
  • - Benchmarking of equivalent qualifications/
    experience
  • Future Plans
  • - course licensed to ATPs meeting
    pre-requisite competence

13
Questions
  • How do we establish emerging market needs in
    different countries and how do we exploit these.
    What information is available and what do we
    need, to answer this?
  • Supplementary information will be provided in the
    presentation
  • We invite your views on auditor requirements and
    challenges to their achievement?
  • What are the current trends e.g. recycling,
    sustainability. How do we convert these trends to
    commercial benefit?

14
Trend in Certification Figures
Country 2007 2008 increase Registered Auditors
United Kingdom 543 585 7.7 52
Germany 86 135 57.0 32
Netherlands 63 106 68.3 11
Switzerland 57 77 35.1 8
Italy 45 76 68.9 20
France 37 56 51.4 14
Ireland 31 34 9.7 1
Turkey 30 45 50.0 4
Spain 19 34 78.9 10
China 10 28 180.0 4
Poland 8 15 87.5 0
South Africa 6 6 0.0 0
Thailand 5 11 120.0 1
USA 5 7 40.0 2
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