FSSC 22000 Food Safety System

Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is a robust, ISO-based, internationally accepted certification scheme for auditing and certification of food safety within the food and beverage manufacturing sector. FSSC 22000 uses the existing standards ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for sector prerequisite programs (PRPs), which were developed through wide and open consultation with a large number of related organizations. ISO 22000 certified manufacturers can obtain full Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI) recognized FSSC 22000 certification by meeting the requirements of technical specifications for sector PRPs and the additional scheme requirements.


What is FSSC 22000?

The FSSC 22000 certification scheme sets out the requirements for organizations to develop, implement and operate a GFSI recognized food safety management system. The FSSC 22000 certificate proves that the food safety systems of such organizations are in full compliance with all the FSSC 22000 requirements. The added value for an organization with an FSSC 22000 certified food safety system lies in the efforts made by the organization to maintain such system and its commitment to continuously improve its performance.



What is FSSC 22000 used for?

FSSC 22000 is to be used for auditing and certification of food safety systems of organizations in the food chain which process or manufacture:

  • Perishable animal products (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products) 
  • Perishable vegetal products (i.e. fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, fresh vegetables, preserved vegetables)
  • Products with long shelf life at ambient temperature (i.e. canned products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt)
  • Biochemical (i.e. vitamins, additives and biocultures) but excluding technical and technological aids

It is applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity, profit-making or not, public or private.


What are the benefits of the FSSC certification scheme?

  • ISO-based supply chain approach
  • GFSI recognized
  • Use of existing, independent, international standards
  • ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for sector pre-requisite programs
  • ISO/IEC 17021 accreditation (system and process approach)
  • Wide scope: food and beverage product and ingredient manufacturing (including slaughtering and pet food)
  • Stakeholder approval and commitment (industry, retailers, NGOs)
  • In depth and rigorous food safety audits
  • Independent scheme management
  • Transparency
  • Non profit management by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification
  • Recognized by the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA)

FSSC 22000 training courses

FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor Training Course

₹28000

5 days classroom based training courses

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of food safety management systems against ISO 22000 and FSSC in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO 17021, ISO 22003, and ISO TS 22002-1, as applicable. To satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA Food Safety Auditor.

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