Selig Group's Forrest, IL closure seal manufacturing facility has recently received the highest level certification, Grade A, under the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials. By utilizing principles from ISO, HACCP, and GMP, the BRC has become one of the most highly respected food safety standards in the world, the company stated. Selig is believed to be the only global liner supplier to have achieved this significant recognition.
Selig's BRC audit was conducted at Selig's Forrest location on July 24-25th, 2014 by one of the major certification bodies in the world, UL-DQS, Inc. By receiving an 'A' grade rating, Selig - Forrest has significantly strengthened its food safety standards and practices.
The BRC certification is one of several progams that meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The BRC was the first standard to be recognized as meeting the GFSI requirements. The GFSI is an internationally recognized food safety standard that has been led by several major food retailers and producers, such as McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Mondelēz, and Danone. The GFSI charter is continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world's leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, service providers associated with the food supply chain, packaging companies, other international orgnizations, academia, and government.
Selig Group's Swiss and UK operations have previously received BRC Grade A Certification. In addition, Selig-Canada is currently preparing for BRC certification, converting its food safety standards from the ASI certification program.