현재 대유행 중에도 안전한 식품에 대한 소비자와 고객의 신뢰를 유지해야 합니다. 인증은 이와 관련하여 계속해서 중요한 역할을 합니다. 하지만, 여행 제한과 위생 조치로 인해 감사관이 올 수 없는 경우 어떻게 해야 합니까? BRCGS는 이러한 상황에 대비하여 세 가지 인증서 갱신 절차인 BRCGS072, BRCGS 인증서 확장 PLUS(077) 및 Covid-19 추가 모듈을 개발했습니다. 프로토콜 간의 차이점이 누구에게 어디에서 적절한지 아래에서 알아보십시오.
The good news is that you're not alone. COVID-19 results in audits not being performed around the world - auditors can't show up, and at some sites, production is at a complete standstill.
In these unpredictable times, it's a huge challenge for standard setters, certifiers and food manufacturers to guarantee food safety. For all of them, it is essential to continuously adapt to the unusual circumstances. In order to meet the new requirements and guarantee food safety even without an on-site audit, BRCGS has developed three audit protocols that we would like to briefly introduce to you:
The first certificate renewal protocol BRCGS has developed in response to COVID-19 is called BRCGS072. The BRCGS072 program can be applied to sites that are currently producing but cannot conduct a physical audit in time for BRCGS certificate expiration.
The protocol requires a risk assessment by the appropriate certification body to confirm that certification can continue. Furthermore, an interview with the certification body must be conducted to determine the impact of the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 on the operation and to verify the effective implementation of a contingency plan. Certificate renewal can only be performed by the certification body that performed the previous BRCGS audit.
Through a successful BRCGS072 assessment, sites obtain a GFSI-compliant certificate renewal of six months. Once the site is accessible again, the full on-site audit must be conducted. Download the BRCGS072 protocol here.
BRCGS Certificate Extension Plus
The BRCGS Certificate Extension PLUS program is an evolution of BRCGS072 and is designed for BRCGS Food Safety 8 certified sites. After consultation with leading brands and industry stakeholders, it has become apparent that BRCGS072 often does not adequately meet individual safety needs. The BRCGS Certificate Extension PLUS program addresses stakeholder need and allows for a more comprehensive assessment process and in-depth audits compared to the renewal process described above.
The BRCGS Certificate Extension PLUS program consists of, among other things, a full on-site self-assessment and is based on the use of remote audit technologies. In addition to the requirements of BRCGS072, the new program includes a "remote site review" and interviews with management.
Through a successful Certificate Extension PLUS assessment, sites earn a GFSI-compliant certificate extension of six months and also receive a certificate of participation in the BRCGS Certificate Extension PLUS program. Once the site is accessible again, the full on-site audit must be completed. The BRCGS Certificate Extension PLUS program can only be audited by the certification body that conducted the previous BRCGS Food 8 audit.
Click here to download the Certificate Extension PLUS document.
Covid-19 Additional Module
The Covid-19 Additional Module can also be applied to food manufacturers that are not BRCGS certified. The module can be used to verify how risks to product safety and quality posed by Covid-19 are managed. The module also verifies the legality of the measures. It includes a remote interview and document review, remote site review, and interviews with management.
You can request the Covid-19 Additional Module here.
What DQS can do for you
DQS is your expert partner for BRCGS072 and BRCGS Certificate Extension PLUS certificate renewals. In addition, we also conduct Covid-19 Additional Module Assessments.
With smooth audit planning, experienced auditors and meaningful audit reports, we accompany you through the entire process. As the founder of DQS Remote, DQS is one of the pioneers in remote audits. Benefit from our expertise!