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  • 23 Nov 2022

Markem-Imaje granted BRC Global Standard

Markem-Imaje has received the BRC Global Standard (BRCGS) Grade A Packaging Materials Certification for its manufacturing site for Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) inks in Bourg-Lès-Valence in France

Markem-Imaje (MI), an industrial marking and coding systems specialist, has received the BRC Global Standard (BRCGS) Grade A Packaging Materials Certification for its manufacturing site for Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) inks in Bourg-Lès-Valence in France.

The certification confirms that MI meets the leading standards for manufacturing practice set out by the BRCGS and follows a rigorous assessment by a third-party certification body. The certification is a globally recognized benchmark designed to reassure consumers that products are safe, legally compliant, and of high quality. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), it both helps and enables food producers worldwide to safely build consumer and partner trust throughout the entire supply chain.  

The BRCGS provides a robust framework based on processes used by quality management systems which are supported by a hazard and risk assessment analysis approach (HACCP) and the implementation of hygiene requirements. 

The certification was delivered to MI’s CIJ manufacturing site in Bourg-Lès-Valence, France and covers inks and additives for inkjet printers for coding and marking with direct or indirect food contact as well as inks and additives for marking on primary and secondary packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and other markets.  

Mark Rapposelli, vice president of product development and engineering at MI, said: ‘The BRC standard is one of most ambitious certifications applicable to the production process for marking and coding inks and our goal now is to implement this at all our ink manufacturing sites. We are very proud of this certification which is a recognition of the hard work and commitment of our Bourg-Lès-Valence team. We will continue with our Drop-on-Demand inks that are manufactured in Keene, US. Unlike other marking and coding suppliers, it proves both to our customers and the market our commitment to food safety and compliance of marking and coding inks. 

‘During the last year consumer behaviors have been shifting significantly, especially those related to food safety. Food fraud, hygiene, product safety and improved supply chain transparency and coherence have rightly emerged as important points of concern. It is becoming more important than ever for MI to follow BRCGS standard rules. Equally important, we need to communicate effectively that we comply with these rules.’

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