What is FSSC 22000?
Developed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification, FSSC 22000 represents a whole new approach to food safety risk management throughout the food supply chain. FSSC 22000 is a complete certification scheme based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard, combined with one of the sector specific technical specifications for PRPs (e.g. PAS 220/ISO 22002-1 or PAS 223) and additional Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements. FSSC 22000 has been given full recognition by the GFSI.
Who can use FSSC 22000?
FSSC 22000 has been designed for implementation by all food products, food ingredients and packaging material manufacturers, irrespective of size, sector or geographical location.
Why is FSSC 22000 important to your organisation?
Effective management systems and independent certification are the two key drivers of a successful food-safety culture. FSSC 22000 is designed to drive the international harmonisation and transparency of food safety standards. Under the internationally recognised FSSC 22000, your whole network of processes will be assessed and monitored using the process-based approach - the systematic identification and management of interacting processes, and it delivers:
- High quality food safety audits delivered through the technical expertise and in-depth food sector knowledge of LRQA assessors.
- Holistic view with systematic identification and better management of interacting processes.
- Continual improvement of your system and processes.
- Ease of migration from industry wide food safety standards and schemes.
- Good communication, we know it's key in delivering transparency through every step of the FSSC 22000 certification process. We work with our clients and governing organisations and set clear expectations to all parties on deliverables.
- A streamlined auditing approach, ensuring your certification is cost-effective with minimal disruption and completed within critical timelines. We are now fully accredited to deliver FSSC 22000 certification.
Discover the changes in FSSC 22000 Version 4