Newsletter OBS Food issue 2 / March 2020

Dear Partners within OBS Food, 

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the incredible speed with which events are unfolding around us, we wanted to reach out to you personally to let you know that we are adapting our processes to protect our customers and employees. You can read about the details of these measures in this issue of the newsletter and we will constantly keep you updated with new information.

Remote audits can be offered: Certifications, re-certifications and monitoring will be carried out partly by video conference. For companies affected by the current corona outbreak, remote audits can make a significant contribution to maintaining certification adn thus ensuring the safe food supply chains. We would like to share with your all relevant information around this topic.

We wish you that you and your families stay healthy.

Your Editorial Team OBS Food



Measurements due to Corona Pandemie
Group of virus cells. 3D illustration of Coronavirus cells

Please be informed on the measurements taken by TÜV NORD GROUP due to the Coronavirus as well as OBS Food Extranetsite on current Corona procedures.

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New: possibility of remote audits

TÜV NORD CERT offers the possibility of remote audits for management system audits like ISO 9001, ISO 22000, and FSSC 22000. Click here for information about it.

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M&A project: CCPB Italy

OBS Food successfully an Italian company with strong international market position in organic certification.

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Standards & Services Information

FSSC waiver and process in relation to COVID-19

FSSC released the possibility to postpone audits due to Coronavirus. Find here the processes and position paper.

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BRC waiver and process in relation to COVID-19

BRC released the possibility to postpone audits due to Coronavirus. Find here the processes and position paper.

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BRC Packaging Version 6

Find here all information on the new BRC Packaging Version 6.

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IFS Broker Version 3

Find here all changes in IFS Broker Version 3

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Marketing & Sales Activities

GFSI Conference in Seattle

Brazil, Mexiko and USA hosted the GFSI Conference in Seatlle from 25th-28th of February 2020 in Seattle and generated valuable leads.

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First FSSC Focus Day hosted by TÜV NORD India

On 11th of November 2019 the first FSSC Focus Day from FSSC took place hosted by TÜV NORD India. Learn more about the successful event.

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Your editorial team
V.S. Reddy, Vasiliki Kazazi and Iris Maaß


OBS Food
International Marketing
Issue 1 / December 2019


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