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we would like to inform you today about the transition periods, the requirement for unannounced audits and the possibilities for remote audits for the BRCGS Storage & Distribution:

  • The standard BRCGS Storage & Distribution version 4 must be applied and audited as of 01.05.2021.
  • Also from 01.05.2021 an unannounced audit has to be carried out for the BRCGS Storage & Distribution every three years.

Global Food Safety Initiative GFSI has published version 2020 of the Benchmarking Requirements. In it the requirements for all GFSI-recognised standards are formulated. For all companies certified according to BRCGS or IFS, unannounced audits become mandatory. We have compiled everything about the unannounced audits on this website.

In our deadline calendar on the Internet you can see all the dates at a glance. 

Please inform your clients locally.

With kind regards,


Information on unannounced audits

Here you will find everything about the procedure of the unannounced audits and background information about the 2020 benchmarking of the Global Food Safety Initiative GFSI.

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Information on remote audit possibilities

Find here our overview of the possibilities for remote surveillance checks during the current pandemic and beyond.

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