What is FSSC 22000?
FSSC stands for Food Safety System Certification and is a combination of two already well-established standards: ISO 22000 and PAS 220. In addition to the requirements of these standards, FSSC 22000 adds 3 extra requirements.
- an inventory of applicable regulation
- the written specifications of services that may impact food safety
- the supervision of personnel in application of food safety principles
What are the steps toward FSSC 22000?
Before beginning the process toward certification, make sure that the market or retailer you provide accepts the FSSC 22000 standard. Once this has been confirmed, your food safety system should be reworked according to the FSSC 22000 requirements and your facility may have to be improved according to PAS 220. We recommend a pre-audit that will provide you with a GAP list of major issues that need to be cleared before certification. Once a Stage 1 and Stage 2 audit are complete and any non conformances are cleared, the certificate is valid for 3 years with yearly surveillance visits.