I am currently working on BRC requirement for document control procedures. I am responsible to revise all the programs at least on annual basis along with my food safety team. We have version #, Revision Date# and Effective date# on the all of our documents.
I am little confused here, if i need to update the version# if there has not been any changes made to the document even though I update the revision date??
BRC8 seems to require this -
2.13.1 Documentation and record-keeping shall be suﬃcient to enable the site to verify that the HACCP and food safety controls, including controls managed by prerequisite programmes, are in place and maintained.
Appear no specific requirements such as "revision" so you are perhaps being somewhat over-conscientious ?
If "revision" deemed essential, I would have thought it simpler if you simply write a specific, few lines, "Procedure" stating that all documents included in the "Issued Document Register" (which I assume you have) are reviewed annually for correctness. Then issue a Form which adds one more column to a copy of the Register for someone to sign off for "Verification". Plus an appended corrective action chunk, just in case.
PS - I don't see the point of "Effective Date" . Surely a Procedure cannot be issued/approved unless it is then Effective ?