GFSI have published an updated position statement.
The aim of the statement is to reinforce their position on what solutions they find acceptable during the pandemic.
GFSI only approve of the following solutions:
- 6-month certificate extension
- Blended audits (part remote and part on-site, plus the Agents & Brokers fully remote)
The have reiterated that fully remote audits (other than the Agents & Brokers) are not approved by GFSI. This means any BRCGS (or any other GFSI recognised certificate) audit completed fully remotely, is not approved. What this means in practice, comes down really to whether your company and your customer are happy with that.
If you would like to read the full position statement: GFSI COVID-19 Position, 16 October 2020
GFSI have also published an audio statement that you can listen to. It’s only 7 minutes so it’s worth a listen: GFSI extends measures for food businesses facing ongoing certificaiton disruption
We have covered the different audit options provided by BRCGS in the following articles:
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