mardi 18 août 2009

Flexible packaging: weight reduction, BRC and HACCP accreditation

Sainsbury's reduce plastics use in packaging

Sainsbury's has signed up Amcor Flexibles' new heat-sealed packaging for its stocks of strawberries, plums and cherries. This will significantly reduce the weight of the packaging and the amount of plastic used by the chain every year, helping the company's green credentials.

The weight of the packaging, thanks to the new film material, will be reduced by 87%, which means that Sainsbury's will use 333 tonnes less in plastic each year. The film can be printed on and this will also render labelling obsolete, helping the fight against waste again.

Amcor hopes to see the packaging material used by other retailers in the near future.

Arabian Flexible Packaging achieve BRC and HACCP accreditation

Arabian Flexible Packaging, a member of the Al Ghurair Group of Companies and one of the largest and most diverse flexible packaging converters in the Middle East, was recently accredited with BRC-IOP (British Retail Consortium - Institute of Packaging) Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials: Issue 3 and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certifications

The BRC-IOP accreditation is a global standard that is earned when organizations show they are actively implementing required benchmark levels on issues, including commitment to continual improvement, hygiene, product quality and safety as well as factory standards.

HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety that addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions, known as Critical Control Points can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized.

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