Date Published

Document reference

Version Number

Document Name & Link

Purpose

Version 1: 13th July 2020

BRC080

1

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

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.

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.

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.

12th Aug 2019

SD307

2

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

12th Aug 2019

SD308

2

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

 

Last reviewed 13th Aug 2020

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