PACKAGING MATERIALS Issue 6 Frequently Asked Questions
Published:09 April 2020
A new issue of the Standard often generates questions as sites, certification bodies and specifiers ensure they understand the new requirements. The most frequently asked questions relating to Issue 6 of the Global Standard for Packaging Materials are detailed below.
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Issue 6 was introduced to respond to evolving stakeholder requirements for increased transparency in supply chains and an effective response to emerging issues. Therefore, the requirements of the Standard now include the development of good manufacturing practice in product safety and quality culture. An enhanced hazard analysis and risk assessment approach to hygiene and printed packaging controls. An additional module on plastic pellet loss prevention has been introduced to address the alarming levels of pre-production materials polluting the environment.