Issue 7 development is underway

The BRCGS Packaging Materials Global Standard was first published in 2001 and is now used by almost 6000 sites in over 35 countries globally. It helps a site or operation to demonstrate they are providing products that are quality assured, legally compliant, and authentic. The first to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), BRCGS Packaging Materials is now in its 6th edition and has become the global industry benchmark. It is not only used by food packaging producers but also by producers of packaging for all applications, across the supply chain. A key reason for its success is that it specifies the product safety, quality and operational criteria required, so a site or operation can fulfil its obligations, from legal compliance through to protection of the consumer. 

The revision and evolution of our Standards are at the heart of our work. By reviewing our standards, we can ensure that they incorporate latest industry trends and operations, practical experiences, and best practices from industry. The revision process enables us to take into account the changing expectations, regulatory requirements, and customer needs. It provides the opportunity to build on the value that our customers and stakeholders gain from the use of our Standards.


BRCGS Packaging Materials Issue 6 Feedback - Public Consultation


To support this revision, the consultation period for feedback on Issue 6 of the Standard is open until 31 December 2023. We encourage comments from national and international stakeholders representing packaging/packaging materials manufacturers, industry trade associations, regulators, retailers, food service companies, brand owners, certification bodies and independent technical experts.

You can download and complete the Packaging Materials Issue 6 consultation feedback form and email your comments to