Certification to FSSC 22000 demonstrates a commitment to food safety and 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
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.
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.
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.