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FSSC 22000

Food safety management system according to FSSC 22000

 

In 2012 GFSI (The Global Food Safety Initiative) Association approved FSSC 22000 scheme (Press release GFSI - 23rd February 2010 - Paris, France) as equivalent alternative to existing IFS or BRC schemes. GFSI is worldwide association of multiple stores, producers and service providers in food industry associating significant companies such as METRO GROUP, CARREFOUR, ROYAL AHOLD, DANONE, COCA-COLA, KRAFT FOODS etc.

FSSC 22000 scheme is based on international standard ISO 22000, which ensures high international acceptance and extension movements of certification on worldwide basis.

  

According to the FSSC 22000 scheme, the following can be certified:

 

a) food manufacturers –FSSC 22000 scheme (production) consists of: ISO 22000 + ISO/TS 22002-1

b) food packaging manufacturers –FSSC 22000 scheme (packaging) consists of: ISO 22000 + ISO/TS 22002-4

c) retail and wholesale with food (supermarkets, hypermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, ...) –FSSC 22000 scheme (retail) consists of: ISO 22000 + BSI/PAS 221

d) food transport and storage services providers –FSSC 22000 scheme (logistics) consists of: ISO 22000 + ISO/TS 22002-5:2019

d) catering services providers –FSSC 22000 scheme (catering) consists of: ISO 22000 + ISO/TS 22002-2

 

Compared to IFS or BRC schemes FSSC 22000 has following advantages:

  • Lower fees to scheme owner, which are transferred in the certification price
  • Validity of the certificate is 3 years
  • Easy implementation for ISO certificates holders (common requirements)
  • There are no K.O. requirements
  • Compatibility with other ISO standards (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001) and therefore possibility to conduct audits together
  • Higher international acceptance – international network of national accreditation bodies is used for certification bodies accreditation

 

FSSC 22000 certificates are also accepted by multiple stores and large producers in Slovakia.

QSCert belongs to the first certification bodies in the world, which obtained licence for certification of the scheme. We would like to offer you our services for favourable prices.

A certified organization is qualified to use a certification mark for certified scopes. Rules for usage of the QSCERT certification mark

 

 

                                  FSSC 22000

 

 EXAMPLE: Certificate  FSSC 22000               Certification mark ISO/IEC 22000

 

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Change of FSSC 22000 scheme ver.5 to FSSC 22000 ver.5.1

FSSC 22000 ver. 5.1 which replaces FSSC 22000 ver.5. was issued in November 2020.

 

Certified organizations must adapt  their food safety management system to new and changed requirements until 31.3.2021:

-  ISO 22000:2018

  • Without change

-  PRP´s technical specifications for individual subcategories (ISO/TS 22002-1, ISO/TS 22002-4, BSI/PAS 221)

  • Without change

-  Additional FSSC 22000 requirements from FSSC 22000 Scheme version 5.1 document / November 2020 Part 2: Requirements for organisation to be audited, point 2.5 FSSC 22000 Additional Requirements

  • 2.5.1 MANAGEMENT OF SERVICES AND PURCHASED MATERIALS (ALL FOOD CHAIN CATEGORIES)
  • 2.5.2 PRODUCT LABELLING (ALL FOOD CHAIN CATEGORIES)
  • 2.5.10 STORAGE AND WAREHOUSING (ALL FOOD CHAIN CATEGORIES)
  • 2.5.11 HAZARD CONTROL AND MEASURES FOR PREVENTING CROSS-CONTAMINATION (FOOD CHAIN CATEGORIES: PRODUCTION, PACKAGING)
  • 2.5.12 PRP VERIFICATION (FOOD CHAIN CATEGORIES: PRODUCTION, PACKAGING)
  • 2.5.13 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (FOOD CHAIN CATEGORIES: PRODUCTION, PACKAGING, RETAIL-WHOLESALE)
  • 2.5.15 REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS WITH MULTI-SITE CERTIFICATION (FOOD CHAIN CATEGORY: RETAIL-WHOLESALE)