FSSC 22000

FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) 22000

  • FSSC 22000 is a food safety management certification, which enables manufacturers to focus their food safety efforts on scientific and technical advances, and their audit resources on continuous improvement.
  • FSSC 22000 is owned and governed by a non profit Foundation.
  • FSSC 22000 is governed by a Board of Stakeholders representing a range of relevant international sectors with an independent chair. This provides FSSC 22000 with an independence from any specific stakeholder and ensures international commitment.
  • FSSC 22000 is based on the international family of ISO 22000 standards
    • it has global recognition and worldwide credibility;
    • it provides a common language, improving communication and food safety across the supply chain;
    • it provides a systematic management protocol for pre requisite programs (PRPs), with control focused on what is really necessary;
    • it provides confidence to other stakeholders of an organization’s ability to identify and control food safety hazards;
    • it provides sufficient flexibility to take specific and varied customer requirements into account.
  • FSSC 22000 is recognized by GFSI and accepted by ABs worldwide.
  • Organizations that are ISO 22000 certified can upgrade to achieve full FSSC 22000 certification to be recognized by the GFSI. FSSC 22000 is achieved by meeting the additional requirements of the technical specifications for sector specific PRPs together with a small number of additional scheme requirements. 

FSSC 22000 consists of following 3 elements:

  • ISO 22000:2005, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain
  • Applicable Sector Specific  pre-requisite programs (PRPs) requirements
  • FSSC additional requirements