FSSC 22000 Food Safety

What is FSSC 22000?

cherry pie dessertFood Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 is an internationally accepted Food Safety Management System that focuses on ensuring that foods in the food chain do not cause adverse effects for humans.  It applies to the food safety systems of companies that process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life, food ingredients like additives, vitamins, bio-cultures and food packaging material manufacturing.

FSSC 22000 is based off ISO 22000, ISO/TS 22002-1 (food manufacturing) and FSSC Part 2: Requirements. It is a HACCP based system that is adaptable to any size business, is 100% food safety driven and does not include quality. FSSC 22000 is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

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WHY FSSC 22000?

FSSC 22000 is adaptable to any size business and is a structured model for creating a management system for food safety based on ISO 22000 family of standards.

Specific Scheme objectives are to:

  • Provide recognition for organizations that have demonstrated compliance to the Scheme requirements by establishing and maintaining an accurate and reliable public register of certified organizations;sorting-oranges
  • Promote the accurate application, recognition, and general acceptance of food safety management systems within the Consumer Goods industry;
  • Provide information on and support for the auditing and certification of food safety management systems within the scope of the Scheme;
  • Create impact through setting public goals linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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FSSC 22000 Certification Client Testimonial

“The audit was a good learning experience for the company as a whole. We were able to determine where our weak points were and know we are a better company for it.”

Sun America LLC
Alliance, OH