Kaukauna, WI (August 2, 2018) – Expera Specialty Solutions has achieved BRC Global Standard – Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 5 High Hygiene Certification at the two of its four paper mills manufacturing the largest portion of Expera’s Food Packaging and Processing product offerings. The facilities are the first paper mills in North America to achieve this high hygiene level of food safety certification.
The BRC High Hygiene standard provides the most rigorous framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls in the packaging and packaging materials industry. This certification assures brand owners, food packagers, and manufacturers that Expera’s products can be used globally to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
The BRC Global Standard is part of an independently audited safety and quality certification program. Food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers, and service organizations developed this management system, and it is the first Packaging Standard in the world to be recognized by the GFSI committee. The BRC’s ability to react to changing food safety concerns and meet food product safety requirements has resulted in BRC becoming one of the most popular GFSI standards. It is why more than 3,500 suppliers in more than 80 countries have chosen to be certificated to this packaging standard and it is recommended or accepted by specifiers worldwide.
Russ Wanke, Chief Executive Officer of Expera stated, “The Expera team puts the highest focus on safety and quality. Achieving BRC Certification is just another way for us to demonstrate this exceptional focus to our customers and the marketplace.”
Certification of all Expera mills is expected before the end of 2018.