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In answer to the current focus on food safety, we at Mpact Versapak wish to assure our customers that we continue to respect the strict quality standards of our British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation, the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
There are two types of BRC accreditation* depending on the packaging’s direct contact with food – ‘high hygiene’ and ‘basic hygiene’. As an “A certified” BRC member with ‘high hygiene’ status, Mpact Versapak may not use recycled post-consumer polystyrene waste in tray manufacturing. In fact, there is currently no post-consumer waste or any other externally sourced recycled polystyrene that is approved for use within our sector.
As part of our BRC accreditation and ethical practices, Mpact Versapak commit not to:
At Mpact Versapak we encourage our customers and distributors to make responsible purchases that will benefit the industry, our economy and the environment, whilst considering the South African consumers’ health and safety as priority. The BRC standard is in fact accepted and often required by leading industry players around the world when approving their suppliers, helping to reduce waste and prevent recalls or reject products.
Although it is not possible to visually tell which products are BRC accredited and which are not, using non-accredited products can have very negative consequences, such as food contamination or not being able to trace a product back to its manufacturing process. BRC accreditation also requires that food must not be contaminated by any packaging material or elements at the factory during processing. Lastly, it ensures the use of only approved raw materials.
Mpact Versapak aims to provide not only the highest quality product but also ensures environmental sustainability. As a BRC member, we maintain a declaration of compliance that outlines our processes from start to finish, confirming our commitment to smarter, sustainable solutions. Our customers can buy our products knowing that we operate legally, ethically, that our quality is exceptional, promotes food safety and that we remain committed to the sustainability of our working and natural environments.
Mpact is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging and cling film, producing a range of packaging and serving a multitude of blue-chip customers within various industries, including products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial and retail markets.
*More detailed information on the BRC, its standards and type of accreditations can be found on www.brcglobalstandards.com