4 July 2022

New version BRCGS Food Safety to be released in August 2022

The well-known BRCGS Food Safety Standard helps food manufacturers focus on a wide range of areas including HACCP, traceability, food fraud prevention, management commitment, and food safety culture. A revision of the standard is underway with the new Issue 9 due to be launched in August 2022. Are you already prepared to meet the renewed requirements?

The BRCGS Food Safety Standard is a leading global brand recognized by thousands of customers worldwide and was also the first Food Safety Standard to be benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It is designed to protect the consumer, and ensure that manufacturers and suppliers involved in the food chain meet their obligations. Kiwa can help you to get BCRGS certified.

What can be expected in the new BRCGS Food Safety 9.0?

With the revision in sight, a few things will change during the certification trajectory. However the exact changes of the new BRCGS Food Safety 9.0 will be available after publication. The draft version makes us expect the following changes:

  • Anticipation on the new GFSI recognition criteria
  • The topic food safety culture is more elaborated
  • More requirements regarding validation of HACCP plans
  • Control of equipment is described in more detail

After public consultation the publication will be finalized. The expectation is that Issue 9 will be published in August 2022 and from that point on the transition period starts. The certification against issue 9 will commence in audits as from 1 February 2023.

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What does that mean to you?

From that moment on, you must therefore meet the newly established requirements in order to be able to keep your BRCGS certificate. Make sure you keep a close eye on the website of the BRCGS to stay up to date on the latest state of affairs, because the requirements from Issue 9 will ask from some new and extra preparations from your side. If you are unable to resolve the matter with the provided information, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experts. They have years of experience with these kinds of changes and are happy to help you.

Not started with BRCGS Food Safety yet?

Have you not yet started a certification trajectory for BRCGS Food Safety? Kiwa can help you to get started as an independent and reliable partner. The standard has many benefits for food manufacturers, because it is widely accepted and specified by many retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors worldwide as part of their supplier approval process.

More information

Would you like to know exactly what benefits the standard has for your company? Contact us and we will look together at what works best for you. Sent an email to food@kiwa.com and we will put you in touch with one of our experts. In the meantime you can also take a look here for some more background information.