What is FSSC 22000?

FSSC 22000

 

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.

FSSC 22000 is the next logical step for ISO 22000 certified manufacturers wanting to upgrade their certification to a GFSI recognised Standard.



What are the benefits of FSSC certification?

  • 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 17021-1:2015 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)