FSSC 22000 Scheme is applicable to:
- perishable products of animal origin (e.g.: meat products, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish);
- perishable plant products (e.g.: packed fresh fruit and juices, canned fruits, packaged fresh vegetables, preserved vegetables);
- products with a long shelf life at ambient temperature (e.g.: canned food, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt);
- biochemical manufacturing (e.g.: vitamins, additives, biocides, but excluding technological adjuvants);
- packaging for the food industry;
- animal feed;
- transport and storage;
CERTIND is an accredited certification body for food safety management systems and associate with the FSSC 22000 Foundation (www.fssc22000.com) for food manufacturing (perishable animal products, mixed perishable animal and vegetable products and stable products at ambient temperature) and for production of packaging for food.
Why FSSC 22000
How to achieve FSSC 22000 – Q
How to achieve FSSC 22000 Certification
From ISO 22000 to FSSC 22000
The technical specifications for the preliminary programs can be obtained as follows:
ISO/ TS 22002-1: 2009
ISO/ TS 22002-2: 2013
ISO/TS 22002-3: 2011
ISO/TS 22002-4: 2013
ISO/TS 22002-6: 2016
BSI PAS 221: 2013
CERTIFICATION SCHEME FSSC 22000 vs.5.1/ 2020
FSSC 22000 Foundation has published in December 2020 the technical document Requirements for the FSSC 22000 V5.1 upgrade process, through which it is announced the upgrade to FSSC 22000 V5.1, published in November 2020.
The main factors that initiated the development of this subversion have been:
- • Incorporating the GFSI benchmarking requirements version 2020.1
- • Strengthening the licensing process and the Integrity Program
- • Minor editorial changes or amendments to the V5 Scheme requirements
Audits against the FSSC 22000 Scheme requirements V5 are only allowed latest March 31st, 2021.
Starting from April 1st, 2021 all audits to be conducted against the FSSC 22000 V5.1 requirements.
Communication of transition to FSSC 22000 vs. 5.1
Scopes of the FSSC 22000 vs. 5.1
Rules for certification of FSSC 22000 vs. 5
Guide for unannounced audits FSSC 22000 vs. 5.1
Guidance on food fraud mitigation FSSC 22000 vs. 5
Guidance on food defense FSSC 22000 vs. 5
IMPORTANT: Obtaining and maintaining certification for food safety management systems is conditioned by the existence of authorization/ registration documents issued by the competent food safety control authority (ANSVSA, Ministry of Health, etc.).
Lack of evidence of authorization/ registration of activity under the Food Safety and Consumer Health Regulations makes it impossible to obtain certification of the Food Safety Management System/ Suspension/ Withdrawal/ Reduction of Certification, as the case may be.
If organizations certified for the Food Safety Management System are involved in food incidents, they are required to notify CERTIND as soon as possible by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (+4021.313.36.51 or 0788.950.823)