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FSSC 22000


The Foundation Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) offers a complete certification Scheme for the auditing and certification of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) or FSMS and Quality Management Systems (FSSC 22000-Quality).

The Scheme makes use of international and independent standards such as ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22003 and technical specifications for sector specific Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), such as ISO/TS 22002-1. Besides these standards, the Scheme contains so-called FSSC Additional Requirements which can be found in the FSSC 22000 Scheme documents. The Scheme documents are available from the FSSC 22000 website.

Through meeting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements, the FSSC 22000 Scheme has been given full recognition since 2010. GFSI recognition demonstrates that the Scheme meets the highest standards globally leading to international food industry acceptance. . Implementation and certification of FSSC 22000 can be integrated with other management systems for quality, environment, health & safety.

The FSSC 22000 Scheme consists of three components: ISO 22000, sector specific PRPs and additional requirements. Besides these three components there’s a FSSC 22000-Quality option based on the additional requirements of ISO 9001.

For organizations wishing to integrate their food quality management system into the scope of their certification, FSSC 22000-Quality certification is available. FSSC 22000-Quality consists of a combined FSSC 22000 and full ISO 9001 audit.

The FSSC scheme has 3 required components:

  • ISO 22000 provides common framework acorss the entire supply chain to manage requirements, communication internally and externally, and continually improve the system
  • PRPs – Sector specific pre-requisite programs( ISO / TS standards / BSI PAS)
  • FSSC 22000 requirements – FSSC 22000 adds specific requiremetns to ensure consistency, integrity and to provide governance and management of the scheme.
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Transition or certification to FSSC 22000 version 5?

The latest version of FSSC 22000 was released June 3 2019. Version 5 is a revised version of FSSC 22000 v 4.1, formally launched in July 2017. The main reasons for changes in the new version of FSSC 22000 v 5 are:

  • Publication of the new ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Inclusion of the Board of Stakeholders list of decisions
  • Compliance with GFSI requirements
  • Continual improvement process

Audits against the former version FSSC 22000 v 4.1 are only allowed until 31 December 2019 and all issued FSSC 22000 certificates v 4.1 will become invalid after 29 June 2021. Upgrade audits against FSSC 22000 v 5 scheme requirements shall be conducted between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Key changes

The updated version of the standard continues to ensure modifications and enhancements to the requirements. For FSSC 22000 version 5 these include, for example:

  • Management of services
  • Product labelling
  • Management of allergens
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Transport and delivery
  • Food defense and food fraud: requirements for risk assessment to determine risks to organization.

FSSC 22000 clients

dhoot compack
vitagreen products
zydus wellness
flavaroma flavours
adani wilmar
mother dairy
satvam nutrifoods
siddhi group
atlantis products
emmbi industries
tastarom products


Our team of FSSC 22000 consultants will provide a customized training program on FSSC 22000:2010 for

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Frequently Asked Questions on FSSC 22000:2010

The process described in FSSC 22000, Food Safety System Certification includes the following steps:

  • Identify, evaluate, and control the food safety hazards that may be expected to occur in order to avoid harming the consumer directly or indirectly.
  • Communicate appropriate information through the food chain regarding safety issues related to the product.
  • Communicate information concerning development, implementation, and updating of the food safety management system throughout the organization.
  • Evaluate periodically and update, when necessary, the food safety management system to cover the company’s actual activities and the most recent information on food safety hazards.

One of the most important things to remember is that development, implementation, documentation and certification of a food safety management system is a continuous journey, with the independent audit representing one element of the total assessment process.
4C’s team of FSSC 22000 consultants will help your organisation prepare itself for the necessary changes and preparation for the certification.

Extension of scope FSSC 22000 with Food Packaging Material Manufacturing
The Foundation for Food Safety Certification, owner of the FSSC 22000 certification scheme, will extend the certification scope of FSSC 22000 with Packaging Material Manufacturing according the recent publication of the PAS 223 – Prerequisite programmes and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging.

The PAS 223 is developed by a Steering Group, consisting of leading global packaging and food manufacturing companies. The fact that members of the working group are representatives from international food manufacturers (like Coca Cola, Unilever, Danone, Nestlé, Kraft) but also from international packaging material manufacturers (like TetraPak, Rexam, Amcor, O-I, Berry Plastics) gives the Board of the Foundation great confidence that there will be a need for certification.

Next to the need for extension of the FSSC scope this development is also in line with the commitment for FSSC from the international food manufacturers. They are in favour of the supply chain model in which FSSC can provide certification for more sectors in the supply chain, based on ISO 22000 and technical specifications for sector PRP’s. At this moment experts from the Packaging Material Industry and the Foundation are working on this extension of scope.

If your company is currently ISO 22000 certified, then the only requirement will be an additional and typically shorter audit to verify compliance of your system to the requirements of PAS 220:2008. An FSSC 22000 certificate will be issued following successful audit.

  • Gap-analysis, to help you understand your best route to certification
  • Training on FSSC 22000, ISO 22000 and PAS 220 – ISO TS 22002-1
  • Documentation, implementation and certification support activities according to FSSC 22000:2010 standard requirements
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Empower your business with 4C

  • Team 4C has certified IQA ISO 22000:2010(FSSC) auditors for Consulting Services having 15+ years of experience
  • Our team of FSSC 22000 consultants had successfully implemented 400+ FSMS in 10 different states, in 20+ sectors of Food & Dairy Industry
  • 800+ Food Safety, Hazard Analysis (HACCP) Documentation prepared
  • 8000+ Hours food safety training and 20000+ Hours Consulting
  • 100+ Consulting for Greenfield Food project from Plant commission to Operation successfully implemented
  • Hands on experience of Team 4C in implementing other Food safety management tools such as HACCP, FSSC, BRC food/IOP, AIB, IFS, Fami-Qs would help to gain early benefits
  • Worked with more than 50 International & National Certification Bodies