The Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC 22000) enables auditing and certification of food safety systems of organisations which process or manufacture:
The FSSC 22000 certification scheme has been developed and is maintained by the Board of Stakeholders of the Foundation for Food Safety Certification.
FSSC 22000 contains a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Systems based on existing standards for certification (ISO 22000 Food Safety, and ISO 22002).
Each organisation producing food has the responsibility of identifying appropriate pre-requisite programmes (PRPs) for their area of production; ISO 22002 offers guidelines to support this. The PRPs take into account the environment in which the food was produced, including factors such as pest control and personal hygiene.
Pre-requisites for food manufacturers are ISO/TS22002-1 for or PAS223 for food packaging.
Manufacturers that are already certified for ISO 22000 Food Safety will only need an additional review against technical specifications for their sector's PRPs to meet this certification scheme.
Organisations that want to integrate quality in their management systems can follow the requirements of ISO 9001 Quality Management.
The certification process is in three simple steps:
Application for certification
Complete the on line form for GCL INTL to send a quotation.
Initial Certification Audit
The assessment process is based on a 2 stage approach as follows:
Stage 1 – a basis audit to check whether the organisation is in a state of readiness for the Stage 2 audit and involves the following:
Stage 2 – the purpose of this visit is to confirm that the food safety management system fully conforms to the requirements of FSSC 22000 in practice and involves the following:
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