07-02-2019 • Encore Group, Packaging


We’ve retained our AA rating

Last year, we were assessed for the first time and awarded the BRC Global Standard’s highest grade, AA, following an extensive audit process. We are very proud to announce that we have retained this rating for a second year.

This means we can continue to service the food and drink industry, something we couldn’t be happier about.

The two-day audit is undertaken by The BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials – the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) benchmarking committee. The standard was designed to assist in the production of safe packaging materials as well as managing product quality to meet customers’ requirements.

The audit assesses six key elements in order to ensure good manufacturing practices, as well as quality management systems:

  • Senior management commitment
  • Hazard and risk management system
  • Product safety and quality management
  • Site standards
  • Product and process control
  • Personnel

We could not be prouder of this achievement, and we couldn’t have done it without the skill and commitment of our brilliant team.

If you’d like to find out more about our packaging services, please get in touch on 0191 518 6850 or email


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