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Polykar Earns BRC Global Standard for Food Packaging Materials


MONTREAL, Canada – August 05, 2020 – Polykar, a Quebec-based North American leader in sustainable flexible packaging, today announced it has achieved the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Safety Certification.

BRC is one of the most highly regarded certification programs recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). This advancement for Polykar comes after several months of rigorous independent on-site audits confirming that the company reaches the highest levels of safety in food packaging as evidenced by its Grade A recognition. Polykar is proud to provide this enhanced level of confidence to its existing customers while also giving us access to cross-border markets.

“BRC is a top tier accreditation and that’s exactly what we as a company stand for – best in class certification and giving our clients that added confidence and product value,” explained Allan Wood, Polykar’s Chief Operating Officer. “This really is a team accomplishment. Everyone has been so committed to achieving this distinction and has demonstrated their passion for food packaging safety and quality production in this field. The certification is a testament to everyone’s hard work and that we are adhering to global standards.”

Polykar received the BRC Certification under Issue 6 of the Global Standard for Food Safety, for its food approved packaging zones, blown film extrusion and conversion of multi-layer polyethylene films for direct contact with food.

Being BRC certified also allows Polykar to impart a greater degree of trust and confidence to its food service customers while doing our part in the new COVID-19 era. Polykar has taken many extra steps to maintain proper oversight of its production zones with enhanced cleanliness, hygiene and sanitization protocols. In the food packaging zones, and alongside our new BRC Certification, this offers customers 100% confidence in the company to deliver essential and safe food packaging products serving the North American markets.

In addition to its BRC Certification, Polykar also holds ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certifications. To view or download any of our certificates, please click on Certificates in the Resources Section of our website.

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About Polykar:

The company began as a family business in 1987. Today, Polykar is an innovative, world-class manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions in North America. Our focus areas are: polyethylene film for converters, garbage bags, certified compostable bags and food and industrial flexible packaging. We also have built solid expertise in post-industrial and post-commercial film recycling. Our company values of collaboration, excellence, pride, trust and sustainability define our people and our service to our clients.