The British Retail Consortium / Institute of Packaging (BRC/IOP) Global Standard
for Packaging has been developed jointly, and sets out hygiene and quality requirements
for packaging manufacturers.
Developed by the BRC (the British Retail Consortium, a UK trade organisation that
represents the interests of UK retailers) in conjunction with the Institute of Packaging,
the BRC/IOP Global Standard - Food Packaging and Other Packaging Materials, was developed
to assist retailers and food manufacturers to meet their legal obligations. The standard
provides a common basis for the certification of companies supplying packaging for
food products to retailers.
Soretrac (UK) has Category 1 certification which specifically covers 'The Conversion
of Plastics Films for Direct Contact Food Packaging' although our other non food
specified films are also certified.