Food Safety Audits during Covid-19

We have sourced the following information and guidance from SALSA and BRCGS with regards to Food Safety Audits in the upcoming months during these difficult times.

All SALSA audits are suspended until 30th April 2020, If you have an audit due before this date you will need to email SALSA at info@salsafood.co.uk for advise going forward.

A full statement can be read here:-

https://www.salsafood.co.uk/newsDetail.php?n=464

BRCGS issued their statement advising the following:-

In order to reduce stress on sites at this difficult time we have decided to remove the self-assessment and remote audit element from the certificate extension process.  BRCGS will now allow the extension of certificate dates of sites currently operating to one of our standards up to a period of 6 months. This would only apply to suppliers that currently have restricted onsite access. In line with GFSI, this extension will be based on a risk assessment by the site’s current certification body and will be validated and verified through the exchange of relevant documents and an interview process . Once the site becomes accessible, the full onsite audit will take place as normal and a new certificate will be issued for a further 12 months

 

You can read their full statement here:-

https://www.brcgs.com/about/news/2020/brcgs-announces-revised-guidance-for-sites-affected-by-covid-19/

Here at Food Safety Assist we are offering our Remote Service Support, We have a team of associates ready to assist with your Food Safety Systems and help prepare for your Food Safety Audit

Please do contact us if we can be of any assistance at all

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