Food Safety Management

FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 is a scheme based on a combination of ISO 22000 and additional scheme requirements.

What is FSSC 22000?

Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 is an internationally accepted certification scheme based on a combination of ISO 22000 sector specific PRP and FSSC additional requirements. FSSC 22000 has been developed in respond to customer demands for a recognizable standard against which a food safety management system can be audited and certified.  

FSSC 22000 was given Global Recognition by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), as well as other food safety schemes such as BRC or IFS. The certification scheme is owned by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification. 

FSSC 22000 has been developed for the certification of food safety systems, which guarantee the safety of products during primary production of animal products, manufacture of perishable animal and/or vegetable products, products with a long shelf life and (other) food ingredients like additives, vitamins and bio-cultures, animal food and feed production and food packaging manufacturing, and recently included catering, retail/wholesale and transport and storage services. 

Helps you with

  • GFSI recognition
  • Food safety
  • International food standard
  • Food fraud
  • Food defense
  • HACCP
  • Food risks
  • Food contingency plan
  • Food traceability

Benefits of Food Safety Certification

Cuts investigation time to a minimum

The management system helps you to reduce food safety breach investigation time.

Customer satisfaction

Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.

Global recognition as a reputable supplier

Certification is recognized internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.

Proven business credentials

Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.

Legal compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

Ability to win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification opens doors.

Respond to situations

Ideal for responding to situations that can compromise the food safety of both products and production processes.



Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.

  2. Step 2

    Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an NQA Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

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