Certifications

Accreditations

BRCGS

We hold the BRCGS global standard for food safety. BRCGS is a quality certification program, used by over 22,000 suppliers to the food industry across 123 countries. The organisation’s primary aim is to offer protection for the end consumer by standardising quality, safety and operational activities to ensure food manufacturers and their suppliers fulfil their legal obligations.

Soil Association

Soil Association standards are recognised to exceed statutory organic standards, such as those set by the European Union, and the UK government.

FDA (Food & Drug Administration)

Recognized accreditation bodies (FDA accreditation holder) will have the authority to accredit third-party “certification bodies,” otherwise known as third-party auditors. In turn, the certification bodies conduct consultative and/or regulatory food safety audits and issue certifications to eligible entities that produce food for humans and animals.

KOSHER

Kosher is a Hebrew word that means fit, proper or correct. Nowadays, it is mostly used to describe food and drink that complies with Jewish religious dietary law.

HALAL

The word ‘halal’ literally means permissible- and in translation it is usually used as lawful.​ The Halal food Authority rules for halal are based on Islamic Shari’ah. The antonym to halal is haram, which means unlawful or forbidden. It is well known in the meat trade that Muslims consume halal meat.

Memberships

BCMPA

Universal Flexible Packaging Ltd. has been a member of the BCMPA – the voice of the contract packing and contract manufacturing industry – since 2000. The association plays a major role in promoting outsourcing and is relied on by brand owners around the world who are looking for professional outsourcing partners.

OPRL (On-pack recycling label)

OPRL, run by OPRL Ltd, is a scheme that’s in place which gives their members the ability to encourage their members’ brands to recycle the packaging that they will pick off of store shelves. With the aim to be both consistant and simplistic, being able to have the OPRL label on their members’ packaging will provide a simple, obvious, and reliable indicator as to what to do with the packaging once the product has been used to their members’ customers, removing the confusion between the different recycling options.