National Bulk Bag Blog

What is Primus GFS? How Does it Impact Food Grade FIBCs?

At National Bulk Bag, we pride ourselves in maintaining up-to-date industry knowledge and information, especially as it relates to food grade FIBCs. The food industry is particularly sensitive given the large regulatory environment – and rightfully so. Having the trust of the food processors and producers we sell to is extremely important to our reputation as a distributor.

September 16, 2019

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

The 5 GFSI Recognized Standards that Impact Food Grade Bulk Bags

We talk a lot about food grade FIBCs on this blog. At National Bulk Bag, we believe (especially in the food grade industry) it’s extremely important to build an educational database for our customers and potential customers. The food industry is a heavily regulated industry where mistakes can be extremely costly. Contamination, regulatory violations, and improper food handling are unacceptable and can be downright dangerous.

August 22, 2019

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

8 Important New Changes in BRC Issue 8 and the Impact on Food Grade Bulk Bags

BRC (British Retail Consortium), now recently rebranded to BRCGS (British Retail Consortium Global Standards) has recently updated the guidelines for their standards with their Issue 8 release.

What is ProvisionGard™ (PVGard)? What does it have to do with Bulk Bags?

Staying up with the latest and most innovative trends in the FIBC industry is extremely important as a distributor of bulk bags. However, it is equally important for buyers, suppliers, and/or anyone else involved in the industry. This is especially true when it comes to the trends regarding the food industry and food grade bags due to the delicate nature of the industry.

June 06, 2019

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

BRC is Now BRCGS – What does this mean for Food Grade FIBCs?

For many users of bulk bags, the rules and regulations that surround the food industry are an everyday part of life. Dealing with the various certifications, processes, standards, and testing is extremely tedious but crucial part of maintaining a clean and successful food-grade facility.

What is IFS Food Certification and Why is it Important to Food Grade Bulk Bag Buyer’s?

Today’s consumers are more conscious than ever about the quality of food they eat. This is apparent whether you are shopping at your local grocery store or dining at your local farm to fork restaurant. To ensure these expectations are met, many in the food supply chain industry require independent verification from their vendors and suppliers that they are consistently practicing proper food safety and quality measures.

August 17, 2018

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

What Are SQF Bulk Bags and When Do You Need Them?

Today’s consumers are more conscious than ever about the quality of the food they eat.  To ensure these expectations are met, many in the food supply chain industry require verification from their vendors and suppliers that they are consistently practicing proper food safety and quality measures.

February 05, 2018

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

GFSI Standards for FIBC Bulk Bags

GFSI, or Global Food Safety Initiative, is an initiative that brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food management safety systems around the world. Together, these actors work on a multitude of projects to drive global change in food safety.

Food Grade Bulk Bags - Rules and Regulations Impacting Your Operation

There’s quite a bit of confusion encompassing food grade bulk bags. There are so many regulatory bodies and entities that offer guidelines on food packaging that it’s hard to keep track of! There’s AIB (American Institute of Baking), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), ISO 22000 (International Organization for Standardization) BRC (British Retail Consortium) and, the latest and greatest, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

Food Grade Bulk Bags - 3 Myths and Facts

Food safety in the packaging industry is ever evolving and stricter industry standards and government regulations are becoming the norm. On top of tougher standards, there are more third party accreditations that are recognized and sometimes required by large food manufacturers and retailers to keep track of.

Food Grade Bulk Bags: A Great Choice For Commercial Food Companies

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, also known as FIBCs, are used in a variety of facilities including food manufacturing and food processing plants. Food grade bulk bags are a great option for transporting and storing food and food related products. Lets examine the five biggest reasons why successful commercial food companies use food grade bags over alternative handling methods.

Food Grade FIBCs: BRC Certification

When transporting and storing food grade products with FIBCs (flexible intermediate bulk containers), it’s important to have safe and secure bags that meet the strict requirements set forth by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), and to purchase them from a supplier whose bags are manufactured in a BRC certified facility. BRC meets the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) standards.

December 30, 2016

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

Top 5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Food Grade FIBC Supplier

When determining what FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) is right for you, there is a lot to consider. One of the most important factors that will determine what type of bag is right for your application is what you are packing in the bag. This is particularly important when transporting and/or storing materials that are sensitive to outside contamination and subject to government and/or 3rd party standards. Naturally, the food industry fits perfectly into this category.

December 07, 2016

Categories: Food Grade Bulk Bags

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Download our Product Weight Guide and FIBC Volume Calculator to help you determine how much weight a specific bag will hold.


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