Date Published

Document reference

Version Number

Document Name & Link

Purpose

14th May 2020

BRC072

5

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.

Dated 23rd May 2020

Released 28th May 2020

BRC077

1

NEW: Version 1

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

Version 1 dated: 27th May 2020

Version 2 dated and released: 29th May 2020

Version 3 dated and released: 6th July 2020

BRC078

3

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.

Last reviewed 8th July 2020

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