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FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 - Food Safety Management System

FSSC 22000

The FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System provides a framework for effectively managing your organization's food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates your company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers. FSSC 22000 is to be used for auditing and certification of food safety systems of organizations in the food chain which process or manufacture:

  • Perishable animal products (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products)
  • Perishable vegetal products (i.e. fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, fresh vegetables, preserved vegetables)
  • Products with long shelf life at ambient temperature (i.e. canned products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt)
  • Biochemical (i.e. vitamins, additives and biocultures) but excluding technical and technological aids

It is applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity, profit-making or not, public or private.

Benefits of FSSC 22000 includes

A powerful management system framework, fully integrated in the company's overall management system and consistent with other standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001A robust "Hazard Analysis and Risk Management" methodology based on HACCP principles and ability to improve food safety effectiveness and efficiencyCommon language through global standards, ensuring worldwide consistency in implementation and allowing for benchmarking