Processing Renewal Batches
BioGro is currently reviewing the existing certificate expiry dates for processing licensees. At present, certificate expiry dates for processors fall at different times throughout the year.
In order to allow a better workflow for the certification staff and auditors, we are considering merging all processing renewal applications into one main batch.
This means expiry dates for all processors would fall at the same time – around September or October, which is the off-season for primary production. Better aligning the workflow for BioGro auditors and certification staff will create a smoother more user friendly service for your operation.
Under the revised scheme, processing renewal applications would be sent as one batch in May, at least four months before the expiry of your certificate.
We believe that these potential changes would make the renewal process much simpler, faster and more efficient. Although we are yet to formalise procedures or details, we welcome your thoughts surrounding the idea. If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.