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We celebrate a BRC AA* rating for Food Labels & more!

Posted in CS Labels News by Neil Churchill on 14:50 May 10th, 2017
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We celebrate a BRC AA* rating for Food Labels & more!
We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised with a BRC (British Retail Consortium) AA* grade accreditation at high risk level.
What are BRC Standards?
BRC Global Standards consists of a very stringent safety and quality certification programme, and it has 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries.  They are in place to ensure that we fulfil our legal obligations and provide protection for our customers, as well as the end consumer. Many main food manufacturers and supermarkets are keen that suppliers have a minimum A grade.

What does it mean for you?
The accreditation means that the processes, people skills and materials that we use manufacture our digital flexible pouches and digital custom labels are guaranteed to be safe and legal for items such as food. We began our journey a few years ago and we were awarded the high risk BRC Accreditation category for Packaging in 2015. Since then we’ve worked hard to improve our grade in this sector, which originally was a very respectable B.  We are now officially a grade AA* in the categories of digital printing and finishing of PP/PE/Paper laminated labels and PP/PET/PE films for production of pouches and sachets for the food and other industries.

CS Labels MD Simon Smith said: “I’m delighted that we have successfully achieved this very high grade. We always work hard to do our best for our customers and the BRC criteria is extremely difficult to achieve requiring many changes to people, processes and technologies within the business. Our QA team lead by our Internal Audit Expert Elaine Fletcher and QA Manager Charlotte Williams have done a great job, working tirelessly to up our game in all areas. Customers can be confident that using CS Labels ensures their labels and stand-up pouches are produced with quality, legality and the utmost hygiene at the highest level. ”

CS Labels Internal Audit Expert Elaine Fletcher said: “This year we reached for the stars and I am delighted to say it has paid off. In a high risk food environment the criteria is already very strict and as an expert I know that an AA* is an exceptional result. From completely spotless work areas to full traceability of materials including even tiny details such as matching an individual bottle of label varnish to an individual label batch, I’m pleased to say we can do it all. We have spent many hours empowering staff with appropriate training over the past few years and all of our staff are 100% fully competent when it comes to BRC approved work and the protocols required to work or even visit our dedicated BRC Zone clean room area. The support I receive from all staff is incredible, and our slick systems and procedures are a force to be reckoned with!”


To find out more about BRC or for more information on our digital food labels or stand-up pouches, just give us a call on 01902 365840, e-mail sales@cslabels.co.uk or request more info using the website.