Trainer 9 - FOOD SAFETY

5 - What is FSSC 22000?

What is FSSC 22000?  

FSSC 22000 is a new food safety certification scheme established specifically for the food manufacturing industry.  It is based on the existing internationally recognized standard ISO 22000:2005, PAS 220:2008 and ISO/TS 22003:2007.

FSSC 22000 certifications  will be accredited under the standard ISO guide 65 (process certification), and will be limited to food manufacturers because the PAS 220 only covers the prerequisite programes for food manufacturing.  Manufacturers that are already certified against ISO 22000 will only need a validation of the ISO 22000 audit and an additional review against the PAS 220 requirements in order to meet the new food safety standard FSSC 22000.