The BRC Global Standard for Packaging – Food Packaging and other Packaging materials certification scheme is an internationally recognised technical standard that covers not just the food sector, but also the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. It includes disposable consumer goods that use materials derived from packaging and that may come into contact with food. Through their Food and Packaging Materials testing laboratory, CSI is a European centre of excellence for testing and certification. It is recognised within the packaging sector as the benchmark for the testing of packaging materials – in particular for the pharmaceutical and food industries.