Food Safety Issue 9

Food Safety Issue 9 Working Group- Call for Interest (23rd March 2021)


BRCGS would like to invite food safety professionals to participate in the Food Safety Standard Technical Working Group. This group is set to carry out an Issue 8 standard review, to share expertise and best practices for the purpose of understanding industry-specific risks and to establish auditable requirements.

The role of the working group

The Technical Working Group must provide an objective review of best practices in the global food industry in response to recent food safety issues in this industry, any new technological advancements and product flows that have emerged since Issue 8, to evaluate and assess related food safety risks, regulatory and audit gaps.

Key deliverables

  • Define the risks and best practices to mitigate them
  • Identify and map references from the relevant recognized industry standards / initiatives, best practices from the private sector and existing regulatory practices
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for further review beyond the current scope. 


Selection Criteria

Successful candidates must have detailed knowledge and experience related to the industry and / or at least one of the areas below:

  • Food safety Management / Hygiene / Microbiology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability and recall
  • Food Defence and Food Fraud
  • Automation and Digitalisation
  • E-commerce business models 


Why Join?

Participating in a BRCGS Working Group provides incredible networking opportunities with food safety professionals from a variety of backgrounds while working on emerging food safety concerns.


Applicants must be employed by an organization that supports the BRCGS Food Standard and agrees to sponsor their participation in the Local Working Group. All costs and expenses for participants participating in all activities must be covered by the organizations that they represent.

Length of Working Group: 6-8 months

Frequency of meetings and commitment: Virtual Meetings for UK and North American local Working Group members to attend. Conference calls may take place between scheduled meetings. Presence to all meetings for the length of the working group is compulsory.

How to Apply for this Working Group?


A maximum of 20 members will be chosen, comprised of retailers, producers, accreditation bodies / certification bodies, service providers and academics.

Applications close on 2nd April 2021. Only candidates who have been selected will be contacted. Invitations along with a terms of reference will be sent out in early April 2021. To apply, please fill out this application form.

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