To date, little information is available on BRCGS Food Safety Standard Version 9. Version 8, published in August 2018, is the current valid version. BRCGS Food Safety Standard Version 9 is expected to be released in August 2022. As information about the changes in the new version becomes available, we will summarize it for you here. Subscribe to our newsletter, to stay up to date!

Published in 1998, the BRCGS food safety standard was developed in collaboration with numerous European retailers and trade associations. The standard allows manufacturers and suppliers to be evaluated on food safety and quality. Version 8 of the standard was released in the summer of 2018. BRCGS Food Safety Standard version 9 is expected to be published in August 2022.

Changes in Version 9

It is anticipated that version 9 of the BRCGS Food Safety Standard will meet the GFSI recognition criteria. However, no information is yet available on the specific changes. We will update this page as the revision progresses.

From version 8 to version 9: transition period

Version 8 of the BRCGS Food Safety Standard is currently in effect. Version 9 is expected to be released in August 2022. Audits under the new version are expected to start in February 2023. Once published, the standard will be available on the BRCGS website.

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Dr. Thijs Willaert

Dr. Thijs Willaert is Head of Marketing & Communications for the Sustainability and Food Safety segments. He is also an auditor for the external audit of sustainability reports. His areas of interest include sustainability management, sustainable procurement, and the digitalization of the audit landscape.