I guess it’s no wonder that extremely stringent packaging check procedures are demanded by Issue 6 of the BRC Global Standards Global Food Standard when you read this article¬†from the Food Standards Agency. This is a fairly basic and avoidable error. Let’s hope that the Issue 6 BRC Global Standards Standard requirement to look at root cause when things like this happen will help.

What could be the root causes of packing the food into the wrong packaging? A number of potential scenarios reveal themselves here including:

  • Not removing old packaging before a new production run.
  • Good old fashioned human error and carelessness.
  • Failure to exercise product release procedures to check that everything is as expected before food leaves the factory.
  • Lack of training and real staff involvement in food safety and quality procedures.
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