Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19):
Baltic Control® Certification supports the Danish government and Danish Health Authority’s efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Even though most of our office staff work from home and the phones are redirected to mobile phones business continues as usual: we are 100% available on mail and phones, thus continue the work of servicing our customers.
Audits, on the other hand, must necessarily take place in the companies and in the herds in question. In order to protect both customers and auditors against COVID-19 virus, we have set the following restrictions and precautions for upcoming audits in the next weeks:
If persons present during the audit have had physical contact with family or others affected or suspected of coronavirus, audit cannot take place.
The farm/herd or company responsible person is therefore urged to contact the BCC auditor (mobile no. is shown in the letter of visit) or contact the BCC office on tel. +45 70 27 06 09 (animal welfare) or tel.: +45 39 39 01 35 (food/feed/sustainability) as soon as possible and state if there will be persons present during the audit who have been in physical contact with infected persons within the last 14 days before the audit day. We will set a new audit date if there is a need to postpone scheduled audits based on the risk of coronavirus.
Of course, in addition to the above, also applies if the auditor should quarantine.
The auditor does not shake hands and there will be general increased attention to hygiene (even though Danish livestock herds and auditors already have a high focus on hygiene)
In the next weeks we will try to carry out audits with as little physical contact as possible. Therefore, there may be parts of the audit that will take place using Skype / Facetime / mobile. We also ask for a distance of more than 2 meters between the persons participating in the audit.
We hope for your understanding that the next weeks audits will be a little different than under normal circumstances.
These guidelines will be updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority.
Updated information on coronavirus is availabel at the Danish Health Authoritys website: Click here
Link to TIC Council concerning COVID-19: Click here
Updated: 20th March 2020
Jøren Ivar Brus Mikkelsen runs his herd of Forest Cattle from the National Park Mols Bjerge. Since 2014, he has been certified by Baltic Control® Certification and has an annual inspection to ensure that the herd meets the certification and the quality requirements that accompany it.
Baltic Control® Certification specializes in sustainability certification of companies in the energy sector.The prerequisite for such a sustainability certificate is that a company is subject to a legal requirement for documentation that affects all parts of the value chain. For example, you must document that your production does not harm or damage natural areas.
”Since January 2009, Baltic Control® Certification has had the task of controlling the Danish pig herds. They are very serious and professional” says Asger Kjær Nielsen, Quality Manager for DANISH Product Standard at SEGES Knowledge Center for Pig Production