Introduction to BRC Version 5 for Food Packaging Course (FS17)

BRC is an international Food Safety Management Systems standard and recognised certification schemes. Companies supplying products to the United Kingdom and many European countries are required to achieve BRC certification to the Global Standard for Food Safety.

The BRC version 5 Global Standard for Packaging assist packaging manufacturers and converters to apply good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and supporting quality management systems. The standard regulates the development and manufacturing of safe packaging materials that will meet their customers’ quality requirements.

This course provides an introduction to the new requirements of the BRC version 5 for packaging with practical examples.


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Industry experts present our cost-effective food safety courses. It is fun, engaging and interactive with practical examples and activities.  Delegates write an assessment at the end of the course and will receive a handout and certificate of attendance.

We are based in Port Elizabeth and service the following provinces in South Africa:

  • Eastern Cape
  • Western Cape
  • Gauteng
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)

Course Level

Advanced Food Safety course

Presentation Methods and Course Duration Options

  • Classroom training – 1 day
  • Virtual training (real-time via Skype, Zoom or Google Meet) – 1 day

Minimum Requirements

A good understanding of HACCP is required before attending this course. We recommend first attending our Introduction to HACCP course or HACCP for the HACCP Team course.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business owners or any person in charge of food premises
  • QA managers
  • QC managers
  • Production managers
  • Supervisors
  • HACCP Team

Course Outline

  • Introduction to BRC
  • Purpose, value and structure of BRC version 5
  • Overview of the BRC version 5 for Food Packaging Standard clauses
  • Operations and management commitment


This introductory course is more aimed at creating awareness of the BRC international standard for food packaging and everyone is welcome to attend.

The implementation of the BRC for Food Packaging is covered in our more advanced  Implementation of a Food Safety Management System based on BRC Version 5 for Food Packaging course (which includes this course).

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