Mix it Up! Take the Blended Audit Approach

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The development of blended audits is an approved practice by GFSI and has become an excellent alternative to traditional in-person audits. Using ICT (Information and Communication Technology), you can minimize in-person contact and not sacrifice the quality of your audits. 


  • if the blended audit approach works for your organization
  • why the blended audit option was set-up by GFSI

  • how BRCGS expects the process to function
  • how to best prepare for a blended audit 

Tips and tricks on what needs to be known by all sites will be shared by experienced representatives from BRCGS and Bureau Veritas Certification.

Kristopher Middleton

With over 15 years food safety industry experience, Kris Middleton has worked for several Certification Bodies as Lead Auditor, Program Manager, and Technical Manager. Kris currently leads the Food Safety Certification team for Bureau Veritas North America. Kris served on the BRCGS Technical Working Group for Storage & Distribution Issue 4, and he currently serves as the Secretary for the IAAR Food Group. Kris’s dedication and passion has been recognized by several companies and includes being the 2021 BRCGS Americas Auditor of the year.

Jessica Burke

Jessica began her career in an environmental and food testing laboratory. Following that, she held various roles in quality assurance and food safety in the food manufacturing industry, where she helped multiple companies strengthen their food safety systems and achieve GFSI certification. Jessica has held multiple roles within BRCGS, including Technical Specialist for the Gluten-Free Certification Program and Plant-Based Global Standard, and Senior Technical Manager for the Americas region. In her current position as Delivery Partners Relationship Manager, her role is to support BRCGS Delivery Partners in delivering world class service, through collaboration, facilitation and technical education.