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Another Year Another BRCGS Food Contact Accreditation Passed With Flying Colours

We’re delighted to announce that here at Smurfit Kappa Food Contact Packaging, we have once again received the highest BRCGS Accreditation after receiving the AA grade following this year’s audit. We are proud to have maintained and achieved this important industry accreditation since the introduction of the AA grade.

During our in-depth audit, we received no minor or major non-conformances, confirming yet again the exceptionally high standards that each and every member of the Smurfit Kappa family are committed to. Retaining our AA grade reflects the passion and professionalism of the Smurfit Kappa Food Contact Packaging we have here, at our site in Corby, and it is with their continued support and performance this has been yet again achieved.

What matters most is what this means for our customers. From cushion pads for biscuit tins and chocolate boxes to paper pizza pads and confectionary liners, earning this AA grade gives our customers the peace of mind that their products will stay protected and safe for customers to consume. Our BRCGS Accreditation allows us to continue trading with all major food companies in the UK whilst also opening up countless new opportunities with customers and brands based around the world. 

The BRCGS is one of the most important industry accreditations we can receive. As the audit covers food safety, packaging materials, and plenty more aside, it remains the most effective way of providing assurances to our clients and our clients' customers of the quality of the packaging solutions they’re using. 

BRCGS Certification 

Our packaging is developed with the expectation and understanding it will be safe when coming in direct contact with food. Whether contact comes via our customised sustainable corrugate packaging products, such as our liners or sustainable pizza pads, receiving this AA accreditation illustrates our ongoing commitment to upholding the highest standards. 

We believe that safety is paramount when it comes to food packaging because of the potential risk of contamination, allergies, and adverse health implications. During our audit, we were complimented on hygiene levels within the factory, the canteen, and the site as a whole. Again, this is a testament to the thorough and meticulous processes staff put in place, so, once again, we’d like to thank our team for their commitment to our business. 

As the BRCGS audit takes place annually, retaining the accreditation this year confidently states to consumers and our partners that we’re perfectly placed to supply them with the highest quality of packaging available anywhere in the industry.

Our auditor Paul was impressed with our site and with all the Smurfit Kappa Food Contact Packaging staff he encountered. He commended employees’ knowledge and openness to chat with him. This AA accreditation is a team effort, and each member of our staff played an important role in helping us achieve this coveted accreditation.


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