Moulded Foams is delighted to announce the achievement of BRC certification for its manufacturing plant in Cumbernauld. (site registration number 3874064). We are the first EPS producer to achieve such status and this award is a reflection of the organisations continued efforts to become the leading EPS manufacturer for the Fishing Industry in Scotland.

The latest BRC review published in January 2015 is Issue 7 of the standard and customers of Moulded Foams from July 2015, who previously held BRC, can now show compliance with the new standard from July 2015 by teaming up with Moulded Foams who have attained accreditation to Issue 4. (relating to packaging)

The BRC Global Standards are internationally recognised as the market leaders setting the benchmark for good manufacturing practices in food, packaging, storage and distribution, agents and brokers, and consumer products. Certification enables customers to have confidence in their suppliers, and helps suppliers by allowing them to show they are maintaining high standards of safety, quality and legal compliance.

The requirements of Issue 7 of the Standard are an evolution from previous issues, with a continued emphasis on management commitment, a Hazard Analysis and a Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based food safety programme and a supporting quality management system. The objective has been to direct the focus of the audit towards the implementation of good manufacturing practices within the production areas with increased emphasis on areas which have traditionally resulted in recalls and withdrawals.

As of July 2015 BRC review all direct contact packaging as raw material. Our accreditation to Issue 4 greatly assists our clients in meeting the new Issue 7 Standard.

Congratulations to the team in Cumbernauld in raising the bar in relation to quality and customer confidence within the Scottish Fish Industry!