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.