Our new Flexible Packaging unit in Egypt has received the highest rating of AA in a BRC audit earlier this month. The new unit, which is located in the greater Cairo area, was inaugurated in April 2019.
The new Egypt unit is now certified to the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 5, which is the first packaging standard in the world to be recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) benchmarking committee. The standard consists of six sections: Senior management commitment; Hazard and risk management system; Product safety and quality management; Site standards; Product and process control; and Personnel. It ensures that the necessary systems are in place to enable the production of safe packaging for food that meets the quality levels expected by customers and consumers.
“The BRC Certification is in-line with our commitment to provide the highest quality packaging that protects our customers’ brands. Our target was to achieve the certification in three months even though it required system implementation, procedures, work flow, documentation, and team training from zero point. The auditor also recognized our strong drive to complete the requirements swiftly,” says Nader Nabil, General Manager of Huhtamaki Egypt “Consistency is the way forward. Safeguarding our achievement and continuing to improve is our day-to-day responsibility now.”