The following position statements are shown in date order, most recent first.

To see the position statement documents, click on the link in the document details column. Changes from the previous version are highlight in yellow.

Last reviewed 25th March 2021

All COVID-19 related position statements are now stored in one place: What are the options for BRCGS audit during COVID-19?

Document details

Purpose

Version 2.1: 17th March 2021

SD404 Open product handling

Version 2.1

Date for suspension of unannounced audits extended until 31st Dec 2021.

Version 1.1

Corrections to spelling and grammar, no changes to the requirements.

Version 1

Protocol details regarding how the 1 in 3 unannounced audits will be managed.

Version 3: 12th March 2021 (NEW)

BRCGS089 Unnanounced

Version 3

Additional 60 minutes allowed for covid requirements (e.g. auditor testing).

Version 2.1

Date for suspension of unannounced audits extended until 31st Dec 2021.

Version 3.1 1st March 2021 (NEW)

BRCGS080 Blended audits

Version 3.1

Added details for when your blended audit is combined with another GFSI audit. And, addition of the gluten free certificate to the blended audit option.

Version 1

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

Version 2.1

New protocol for sites which have very short seasons. S&D sites have the option to choose fully unannounced, or part announced on the year that it’s due.

Version 1.1

Outlines the requirements for announced sites to have 1 unnanounced audit every 3 years.

Version 2

Branding logo change – no additional requirements.

 

Version 1

Clarification that the site security risk assessment (4.2.1) includes threats from product defence. And, that product defence should be considered when carrying out the risk assessment for loading and transport (5.2.1). Effective 29th July 2018

Also, malicious contamination has been added to the list of hazards that need to be considered in the hazard analysis (2.7).  Effective 29th July 2018

Version 2: 12th Aug 2019

SD308: GFSI benchmark

Version 2

Branding logo change – no additional requirements.

Version 1

New clause added to comply with GFSI for product authenticity (3.5.3).  Effective 1st Feb 2019

 

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