Fssc 22000 Food Safety System
FSSC 22000 is an internationally recognized, ISO-based certification scheme developed by Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FFSC), used for the purposes of auditing and certification of food safety systems of food producers within the entire food supply chain. FSSC 22000 has been developed with participation of several related organizations and agencies, with global standing on food safety topic, and is completely recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
The scheme is also recognized by EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation).
This scheme demonstrates that organizations operate a sound and effective food safety management system that can satisfy requirements of legal entities, customers in food sector and consumers.
FSSC 22000, which has been developed in response to the needs of international food sector, offers an ISO-based, independent food safety management scheme for the purpose of third-party auditing and certification.
FSSC 22000 is entirely based on independent international standards (ISO 22000, ISO 22003 accompanied by sector-specific techinal specifications for Pre-requisite programmes (PRPs) and additional scheme requirements), and aims to implement sector-specific pre-requisites to deliver safe food products to consumers.
FSSC 22002-1 certifies food safety for production of food, whereas FSSC 22002-4 certifies food safety for food packaging and packaging materials.
It is crucial in terms of product safety to ensure effective conformance to and tracking of regulations, fulfil customer requirements, manage risks to consumers and control hazards, and avoid non-conforming production, loss of labor and recalls thru a proactive approach.
This scheme allows for integration of food safety and food quality management with other management systems such as environmental management, sustainability, health and safety.