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Has anyone heard about the BRC 1 in 3 Unannounced Rule?

BRC 1 in 3 Audits 2021 Food

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#1 rtorres

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 09:26 PM

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone has heard of this new standard BRC is launching. 1 in 3 unannounced rule? Does this mean BRC is coming our with a new version?

 


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Posted 10 December 2020 - 10:27 PM

Not familiar with this, but sounds like it is similar to the SQF 1 in 3 unannounced audits.  Basically, your facility must have an unannounced audit at least every 3 years.



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Posted 11 December 2020 - 12:53 AM

Here!

https://www.brcgs.co...gfsi-benchmark/



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Posted 17 December 2020 - 11:43 AM

Yes, our auditor informed us last month that this would be coming in next year (BRCGS Packaging)



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Posted 31 December 2020 - 01:21 PM

I feel that there is a defficincy in the communication of these position statements by BRCGS. How many emails do we receive realting to BRCGS trainings, or other "for sale topics", but none on the announcement of position statements. I am also surprised that the CB's have not communicated this to clients, as I have been in contact with NSF for the past 4-6 weeks concerning our upcoming recertification audit, and a last minute schedule change due to the NSF auditor not able to travel into the USA, due to Covid.



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 02:13 AM

I feel that there is a defficincy in the communication of these position statements by BRCGS. How many emails do we receive realting to BRCGS trainings, or other "for sale topics", but none on the announcement of position statements. I am also surprised that the CB's have not communicated this to clients, as I have been in contact with NSF for the past 4-6 weeks concerning our upcoming recertification audit, and a last minute schedule change due to the NSF auditor not able to travel into the USA, due to Covid.

BRCGS is no longer a consortium as before. It has become a corporation and its ultimate purpose is shifting toward profits for shareholders. Then you can easily recognise its priorities for marketing. I unsubscribed its newsletters already.

I've got no idea of the average proportion of auditing & certification revenues; AFAIK, most CBs also offer laboratory, inspection, technical training and consulting services which might have more demands. High Standard (eg. GFSI) certification appears more costly and in a niche, unlike the mediocre ISO9001. Companies can maintain such none-to-low profit businesses. The aims are rather to show off their competence or superiority against competitors and to increase their brand recognition, so that clients sometimes feel disregarded. That practice isn't rare. Just saying my opinions.



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 09:59 PM

If you are BRC certified as we have been for a number of years, you should have been advised of this some time ago.  Our auditor as well as our CB has made mention of the 1 in 3 requirement for unannounced audits.  Of course we have yet to give them a date or year yet.



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 10:09 PM

Our Certification body has notified us that THEY will inform us of which year the unannounced audit will be conducted, supposedly sufficiently ahead of time to allow planning for staff absences and other potential concerns.



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Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:02 PM

We had our Brc audit in December and the auditor mentioned that from February 2021 1 in 3 audits have to be unannounced. He mentioned ours wouldn’t probably be for a couple of years yet. He said They will give you a timescale gap of when the will audit be done.


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:18 AM

BRCGS issued "BRCGS 079 : Position Statement and Protocol on Unannounced Audits Meeting the GFSI Benchmark" since Oct 2020 about the unannounced audit. It is site's responsibility to update PS timely. You can subscribe the news letters or Facebook.



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Posted 15 February 2021 - 10:02 AM

Position Statements from BRCGS are communicated to sites and CBs using email, posted onto our website and included in newsletters.

 

However, they are often blocked by site's firewalls, or if staff change and information has not been updated on the BRCGS Directory.

 

All the information is on our website, so can be checked at any time. 







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