The Benefits of Implementing a FSSC 22000 Standard?

What are the benefits of the FSSC 22000 certification scheme?

  • 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 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)

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 and improves 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.