BRC Packaging Certification

Kiwa Agri Food provides friendly, efficient and competent BRC certification for businesses small and large.

We are proudly a BRC 5 star rated Certification Body for packaging and packaging materials, with green status for all 5 grading criteria.

In 2001, The British Retail Consortium and the Institute of Packaging launched the Technical Standard and Protocol for Companies Manufacturing and supplying Food Packaging Materials for Retailer Branded Products.   The scheme, currently in its fourth issue, was prepared with wide (UK) industry consultation to assist both retailers and food manufacturers fulfil their legal requirements to provide an adequate due diligence defence and to help improve the standards found in the food packaging industry. 

The scope of the Standard has been extended to encompass packaging for direct contact food and non direct contact food use. Three categories of packaging with regard to the standards of hygiene under which packaging is produced, have been identified. A decision tree has been produced to aid in identifying the packaging category and specific examples are also given. 

Confidence -the standard shows the customer that the producer has robust product safety systems in place to allow for confidence in the supply of a safe, legal and quality product.

Who is this for?

Retailers and food manufacturers providing for the UK market.

Audit frequency and duration

The audit frequency has been reviewed and now all audits will be carried out at 12 month frequencies unless two or more major non-conformities are found, where the next audit shall be due in six months.

The duration depends on the size and complexity of your company but typically 1 to 1.5 days.  

Customer Benefits

Kiwa Agri Food is:

Ambitious – we are a ‘can do’, innovative organisation, we aim high without overreaching ourselves
Reliable – we meet expectations, we keep promises, we maintain expertise
Engaged – loyal, service orientated and cooperative. We work closely with customers, trade bodies, authorities and specifiers

What to do next

For a quick, competitive quotation please email or call us using the contact details to the right. If you would like to apply for the scheme, please complete the BRC Packaging Enquiry Form (pdf version on the right under Useful BRC Packaging Docs; or select Word (doc) version from this list).

Why Kiwa?

Kiwa Agri Food is fully accredited by UKAS, and approved by the BRC, to deliver auditing and certification to BRC standards. We have clients in the UK and throughout the world.
Availability - we answer the phone and respond to your email promptly: so give us a call using the contact details to the right (or drop us an email).
Experience - Kiwa Agri Food has over 20 years’ experience with the BRC, indeed we provide training to our clients on BRC schemes.
Expertise - Kiwa Agri Food always carries out the audit, reporting and certification using industry experienced, competent, friendly assessors.
Speed - Kiwa Agri Food is renowned for reacting quickly and carrying out audits at short notice.