On the 6th of June 2019 Sorbareeze was awarded our latest BRC certificate, achieved at grade AA, the only UK manufacturer of ice packs to have achieved BRC certified status. Demonstrating how seriously we take both product quality and safety. A copy of our certificate can be downloaded here.

Why is BRC important?

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards certification programme is designed to guarantee the quality and safety of products which have achieved this prestigious award. Ultimately offering protection to businesses and end consumers alike, ensuring products are manufactured in a legal, safe environment upholding BRC standards.

Your chilled packaging is fundamental to your brand. It not only represents your business to consumers but helps to provide security in transport, product integrity and safety. Consumers need to be sure of all these things in order to trust your brand – BRC helps to ensure exactly this.

Sorbafreeze are the only BRC certified ice pack manufacturer in the UK!

Sorbafreeze is the only chilled packaging manufacturer in the UK to have reached for, and achieved, this globally recognised standard. We believe in the packaging standards the BRC upholds. This is why we have worked hard to achieve our Global Standard for Chilled Packaging and Chilled Packaging Materials Certification. Our team of specialists prioritise both compliant manufacturing and food safety in their process daily. We do this to be sure that our products offer the safest ice pack solution on the UK market today, fully compliant with BRC’s strict standards.  We are immensely proud of this certification which proves our dedication to our customers and ensures that our products are of the highest quality and fully food safe. As the only manufacturer of ice packs to be fully BRC certified in the United Kingdom you can be sure our products not only meet but exceed the standards you would expect.

Why this matters to you?

BRC matters to you for a number of reasons. Your packaging represents your brand. It’s the first thing your customer will see upon delivery of goods – first impressions stick. You want to be sure that your brand is not jeopardised by inferior packaging, ensuring brand integrity and helping to grow your business.

Food safety, why risk it?

BRC helps to ensure your ice packs are as food safe as they claim. Verifying materials used in manufacture, process, handling and storage to guarantee products are safe for food contact. Without this standard you can’t be sure shortcuts aren’t being taken – perhaps contaminated materials are being used. BRC ensures product safety through their programme of rigorous and frequent external audits.

Verified supply chain – be sure of product traceability!

When supplying food products you need to be sure of full traceability. This extends to your packaging so that should the worst happen you are able to trace root cause swiftly. Ensuring consumer protection and helping to protect your brand. BRC standards help to ensure this, all our materials used in manufacture are fully traceable to source.

FDA Approved & Fully EU Compliant

Sorbafreeze is also fully compliant with all European Union and United States regulations in relation to food packaging to ensure that no matter where we supply you can be sure our products are completely food safe and meet local regulations. Sorbafreeze offers you a complete peace of mind. We allow you to focus on growing your business.

Regulations our products are fully compliant with:

Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004
Regulation (EC) NO 2023/2006
Regulation (EC) NO 10/2011
Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Volume 3 (21 CFR177.1630) Effective 1/4/2015
The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010
The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011
The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2010
The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Amendment Regulations 2011

Fully food safe and fit for food contact!

Have a Question?

If you have any questions with regards to BRC, FDA or EU compliance or are looking for a copy of our latest BRC certificate we welcome you to get in touch. Maybe you would like to understand how we can help to improve your supply chain’s traceability or safety? 

Contact Our Team

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