The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing food safety and quality responsibilities. FSSC 22000 demonstrates a company has a robust and effective food safety management system (FSMS) in place to meet the requirements of regulators, food business clients and consumers.
The FSSC 22000 Scheme is managed by the independent Foundation FSSC 22000. FSSC 22000 is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and developed in response to the needs of the international food sector. FSSC 22000 is fully based on the international, independent standards: ISO 22000, ISO 22003 with sector specific technical specifications for Prerequisite Programs (PRPs) and additional Scheme requirements.
The first version of the FSSC 22000 Scheme was published in 2009. Since then over 13,000 sites (reference date: October 2016) have been certified and new scopes have been added. The fourth version of the Scheme will be published in 2016. At present the Scheme covers these four scopes. Besides that, FSSC 22000 works on adding a fifth scope for storage & distribution in 2016. Click here for an overview of the FSSC 22000 story.
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