Print chief urges greaseproof buyers to check out BRC status
“Restaurateurs, gastro-pubs, foodservice operators, food retailers and all those in the food and hospitality industries who buy printed greaseproof paper sheets should ensure their printer is BRC certified.”
This is the view of Stuart Whelan managing director of the Gourmet Food Wrap Company’s brand owner Chevler. The company is the UK’s leading manufacturer of baking cases, tulip muffin wraps and printed greaseproof paper.
It is also the company that prints The Daily Catch, the 100 per cent food-safe newspaper-style printed natural greaseproof paper, much loved by those who wish to recreate the tradition of wrapping fish and chips in newspaper.
He was speaking after it was revealed that the company had started 2017 on a high after passing its latest BRC Certification audit with flying colours. Its Hengoed site in South Wales where the printing is carried out has been awarded a Grade AA certificate, the highest achievable without an unannounced audit.
The BRC Global Safety Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials (Issue 5) has continually evolved and now demands greater commitment from senior management in achieving an effective quality management system using hazard and risk-based product safety programmes.
Chevler already has been awarded the internationally recognised IS9000 quality management and quality assurance certification to guarantee it meets the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements under its belt.
A delighted Stuart Whelan, Chevler’s managing director described the standards as wide-ranging adding that: “A fantastic, fully committed team effort”, ensured that the BRC audit was hitch-free and the BRC Grade AA status being attained.
He added that that buyers of printed greaseproof paper should be aware that the latest standard requires documented procedures covering all activities such as the collation and receipt of artwork and related information, customers approval, print validation trials and print equipment verification before use. It also requires documented procedures for controlling artwork and making sure all electronic files should be secure.
He said: “All buyers with product safety in mind should check that their printers are BRC certified in order that they can buy with the utmost confidence”.
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