FSSC (Food Safety System Certification)
FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification) is a modern food safety management system covering the requirements of the ISO 22000 standard and the technical specification ISO TS 22002-1 (formerly PAS 220).
The need for a generally recognized, harmonized food safety management system based on an internationally recognized standard has increased among food producers. In response to these needs, the Confederation of the Food and Drinks Industry of the EU, with the participation of the largest concerns, e.g. Danone, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Unilever, developed the FSSC 22000 standard.
The FSSC 22000 standard covers all the requirements of the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System based on the HACCP principles and the ISO TS 22002-1 technical specification, containing detailed guidelines for prerequisite programs, which are described in general terms in the ISO 22000 standard.
Precise recommendations regarding prerequisite programs put the FSSC 22000 system on par with IFS and BRC standards. The FSSC 22000 standard is also recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
FSSC 22000 certification is possible in organizations belonging to the food industry and covers the entire food chain, i.e. animal husbandry, food production, biochemical production, packaging production, transport and storage services, catering services as well as retail and wholesale trade.
The FSSC 22000 certificate issued by the ISOQAR accredited certification body is an objective proof that your organization meets the requirements of the food quality and safety management system.