BRC/IoP: a new certification for Artigian Carta07 November 2016
Artigian Carta has obtained the BRC/IoP certification, a standard developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), with the support of the Institute of Packaging.
This certification is the natural progression of the quality systems which Artigiancarta has implemented and adopted for many years now, in compliance with the UNI EN ISO 9001 regulations and with the commitment of the company to guarantee the respect of current legislation for its products thanks also to the application of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
The BRC/IoP standard further guarantees the respect of the obligatory legal requirements in the field of food safety and the quality requisites of the product to the customer. This is due to the fact that the standard, in view of “due diligence”, demands a series of very rigid requirements compared to the normal practices adopted by the food packaging sector. Such requirements express the capacity to demonstrate the fact that we are taking all the reasonable measures to limit risks and to avoid incidents happening, thus safeguarding customers and consumers.
Artigiancarta has established a Policy for the Management of the Safety and Quality of the Product. Starting with an analysis of risks carried out by applying the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), it has defined the food risks in its own production processes and has implemented all the necessary steps to prevent, monitor and verify based on the requirements of the standard and by applying the GMP.
The requirements which stand out most in the BRC/IoP standard and which must be rigorously carried out are: