FSSC 22000 Food Safety System

FSSC 22000 Food Safety System

Food safety management for the food and beverage manufacturing industry

Food safety management for the food and beverage manufacturing industry

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What is 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.



Benefits of FSSC 22000

Certification to FSSC 22000 demonstrates a commitment to food safety delivers a variety of benefits that will impact different parts of your organization.

FSSC 22000 implementation benefits

  • Provides a systematic methodology to effectively identify and manage food safety risks
  • ISO-based certification model can be used across the whole food supply chain
  • Recognized by the GFSI and by the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA)
  • Flexibility allowing you to determine how your business will meet the scheme requirements for the structure and documentation of your food safety management system 

FSSC 22000 operational benefits

  • Facilitates internal benchmarking and management through consistent application across multiple/international sites
  • Promotes the review of and continual improvement of your food safety management system

FSSC 22000 organizational benefits

  • Shows your commitment to food safety, providing confidence to your customers
  • Improved employee engagement, increasing awareness of food risks and promotion of safety
  • Commitment to continuous improvement of the food safety system and its performance

Achievable

FSSC 22000 takes a risk-based, systems approach, providing organizations with a clear path towards achieving certification. Many food businesses throughout the supply chain have sought and maintained certification to ISO 22000, with certification to the FSSC 22000 scheme the next logical step towards best practice food safety certification.  

Supported by customers

Many food industry organisations support the FSSC 22000 scheme as industry best practice for food safety and actively seek this GFSI certification as a pre-requisite to their supplier approval process.

Appropriate

The FSSC 22000 scheme is developed by industry stakeholders ensuring it provides pragmatic and relevant audit criteria while meeting current global food industry expectations. Because the scheme is based on food-specific ISO standards that are revised on a regular basis, the scheme reflects up-to-date business management principles to help you meet the expectations and needs of customers.

Cost effective

Industry recognized and accepted certification reduces the need for and expense of duplicate audits. Audits are completed by local BSI-trained and approved auditors to enable an internationally accepted standard to be audited at local rates.



Why BSI?

BSI believes the world should be supplied with food that has been produced to an industry recognised food safety standard. We offer a broad range of food safety certification and risk management services to help all organizations in the food supply chain achieve compliance and industry best practice to grow their business.

We’re a leading food safety and certification provider with extensive auditing capacity and the capability to conduct integrated audits for a wide range of food safety standards across the entire food and beverage supply chain – including GFSI-recognized standards.

Our service solution for food safety includes certification, training, assessment and supply chain software, providing you and your customer’s assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.