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BRC addresses risk of chemical migration from packaging to food

In a Web posting on, journalist Guy Montague-Jone reports that the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has added safeguards to reduce the risk of chemicals migrating from inks in packaging to food products. The new safeguards are part of Issue 4 of BRC Global Standard for Packaging, which are set to publish in February.

Other changes include a preparation and planning section, which is written to help sites new to the certification process; the debut of grading system based on the number and severity of non-conformities; and processes for corrective action that reflect the company’s audit performance. To read the full article by Guy Montague-Jone, visit

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