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FSSC 22000 Food

ISACert offers you a seamless FSSC 22000 certification process

FSSC 22000Your customer requires you to have a valid GFSI-recognised certificate. You want to meet this requirement, but no detailed specifications apply to the implementation of your food safety system? You have specifically designed your system according to your situation, and wish to prove that food safety is competently safeguarded? You are looking for a certification body with sufficient expertise to accurately assess the effectiveness of your management measures and to confirm your choices and solutions.

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The FSSC 22000 standard is a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Systems based on existing standards for certification (ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for sector PRPs). Manufacturers that are already certified against ISO 22000 will only need an additional review against technical specifications for sector PRPs to meet this certification scheme.

In case you want to integrate quality in your management systems, FSSC 22000 Q-certification is available. FSSC 22000-Q consists of a combined FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001 certificate.

ISACert is recognised and accredited to provide FSSC 22000 certificates. ISACert auditors are experienced professionals and are specially selected because they are thoroughly familiar with the "best practices" in your industry.

  • An ISACert audit and certificate assure you that your system meets what your customers and the public expect from you – the production of safe food
  • An FSSC 22000 certificate indicates that your organizations food safety system is in conformance with the requirements that are given in this scheme and that your organization is able to maintain conformance with these requirements.
  • By applying the FSSC 22000 standard your company effectively manages risk and guarantees quality and safety of your products.
  • Being certified is the best basis for further efforts to maintain your organizations food safety system and your organizations commitment to continuously improve its performance.

The certificate for FSSC 22000 is issued for three years. The second and third year a surveillance audit is performed.

The FSSC 22000 Scheme documents are available for download here.

The FSSC22000 audit and certification is under the accreditation of ISACert BV from Zwolle in The Netherlands.

The FSSC22000 standard is developed for the certification of food safety systems of organizations in the food chain that process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life, (other) food ingredients like additives, vitamins and bio-cultures.

FSSC 22000 is especially beneficial for companies that are not subject to detailed specific requirements as under other GFSI-recognised certification standards. Also manufacturers having experience with ISO-certification can benefit a lot by choosing for FSSC 22000.

Whether you should use FSSC 22000 or another standard like BRC Food or IFS Food depends among others upon your customers’ requirements.

Certification according to the FSSC 22000 Food standard may be combined with other certification standards like IFS Food or BRC Food. For organizations wishing to integrate food quality management into the scope of their certification, FSSC 22000-Q certification has been available. FSSC 22000-Q consists of a combined FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001 certificate. 

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