BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

Incorporating the requirements of both food retailers and brands, the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials helps packaging organizations deliver products that help support the delivery of safe, hygienic food. By using a hazard and risk-based approach that addresses site cleanliness standards, printed packaging controls, product inspection and the control of foreign bodies, certified organizations and their customers can be confident in the resulting in the quality management system.

Why choose the BRC food storage and distribution standard?


  • Globally recognized and GFSI benchmarked
  • Recognized by retailers around the world, reducing the burden of multiple audits
  • Reduced product recalls, complaints and rejected products
  • Increases customer confidence, opening new market opportunities
  • Clearly defined risk-based requirements

Who should use BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials?

The standard was created to support the needs of manufacturers of packaging and packaging materials for food and non-food applications. This includes organizations that:

  • Manufacture raw materials for use in packaging
  • Produce packaging materials for conversion or printing
  • Supply materials from stock where additional processing or restocking occurs
  • Manufacture both packaging and consumer disposable goods (e.g. paper plates)

Why BSI?

BSI believes the world should be supplied safe, high-quality food. We offer a broad range of food safety certification and risk management services.

We’re a leading food safety and certification provider with extensive auditing capacity and the capability to conduct integrated audits for a wide range of food safety standards across the entire food and beverage supply chain – including GFSI-recognized standards.

Our service solution for food safety includes certification, training, assessment and supply chain software, providing you and your customers assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.