Date Published

Document reference

Version Number

Document Name & Link


Version 1: 13th July 2020



Version 1

Details on how to complete a BRCGS blended audit, which is part remote and part on site.

Version 1 dated: 27th May 2020

Version 2 dated and released: 29th May 2020

Version 3 dated and released: 6th July 2020



NEW: Version 3

Where an audit cannot be arranged because of lack of availability of auditors, the site has 3 options:

  1. arrange the audit with another certification body
  2. apply a certificate extension and book in the audit at the next available time
  3. book in the audit and allow the current certificate to expire (the normal major will not be applied in this situation)

They have also stated that details for loaning auditors and blended audits are available in position statements BRCGS082 and BRCGS080.

Version 2

Change to witness auditor details, although we can’t tell you what these changes were – as version 1 wasn’t published on the website.

Version 1

Guidance for CB’s and sites on how audits should be conducted when restrictions are lifted.

Dated 23rd May 2020

Released 28th May 2020



NEW: Version 1

Provides details of the new Certificate Extension PLUS option – which is voluntary and not GFSI recognised.

14th May 2020



Version 5

Fees added for certificate extensions.

Version 4

Introduction of fee for certificate extensions. Update on unannounced audits – they are suspended by you can choose to go ahead. Update on due dates and change to the certificate text.

Version 3

Provides guidance on certificate extensions during the Coronavirus pandemic.

12th Aug 2019



Version 3

Branding logo change – no additional requirements.

Version 2

Updated clause to comply with GFSI for product deference and product authenticity (4.1.2).  Effective 1st Feb 2019

Version 1

Exclusions from scope are now permitted, as long as they cover the whole of the product.  I.e all consumer products are excluded from scope, or all packaging products are excluded from scope etc.  Effective 13th June 2018 (i.e. effective immediately)

Last reviewed 18th Sept 2020

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