Management Systems


BRC IOP risk assessment is a process used to identify and evaluate potential hazards associated with packaging and packaging materials that could impact the safety, quality, or legality of food products. It is a requirement of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials (BRC IOP), which is a widely recognized food safety certification scheme.

The BRC IOP risk assessment should be conducted for all raw materials, packaging materials, and processes used in the production of food packaging. The assessment should be documented and reviewed regularly, and any necessary corrective actions should be taken.

Here are The Steps Involved in Conducting a BRC IOP Risk Assessment:

  • Identify the hazards . This involves considering all potential hazards that could be associated with the packaging and packaging materials, such as chemical contamination, physical contamination, microbiological contamination, and allergen contamination.
  • Assess the likelihood of each hazard occurring . This involves considering factors such as the source of the hazard, the controls in place to prevent it, and the history of similar incidents.
  • Assess the severity of the consequences of each hazard . This involves considering factors such as the potential impact on human health, the potential impact on product quality, and the potential impact on the business.
  • Determine the risk associated with each hazard . This is done by multiplying the likelihood of the hazard occurring by the severity of the consequences.
  • Prioritize the risks . The risks should be prioritized based on their overall score, with the highest priority risks being addressed first.
  • Develop and implement control measures . Control measures should be put in place to mitigate the risks that have been identified. These measures could include things like supplier approval programs, raw material testing, process controls, and finished product testing.
  • Monitor and review the risk assessment . The risk assessment should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is still accurate and that the control measures are still effective.

Here are Some of The Benefits of Conducting a BRC IOP Risk Assessment:

  • Reduces the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks
  • Improves product quality
  • Ensures compliance with food safety regulations
  • Protects the brand reputation
  • Increases customer confidence