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Food Safety According to FSSC 22000

Food safety with an FSSC 22000 certification– TÜV Rheinland

Document food safety with our certification according to FSSC 22000

Would you like to demonstrate how seriously your organization considers food safety, and in meeting the high demands of consumers and distributors? With an FSSC 22000 certification, we provide you with an internationally accepted proof of a functioning management system in the area of food safety.

The FSSC 22000 standard is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and enjoys a high level of acceptance in international trade as well as in the processing industry. The certification is suitable for producers who supply food to international retail chains and wholesalers as well as for producers of animal and vegetable products, products with long shelf lives, and food ingredients (e.g. vitamins, bio cultures, enzymes). FSSC 22000 is relevant for companies of all sizes.

With our internationally recognized FSSC 22000 certification, we provide you with a valuable tool for the verifiable optimization of the food safety within your manufacturing and supply chain.

If you would like to document your food safety with a certificate, please contact our experts today!

In May 2019 the upgrade to the FSSC 22000 version was released. The main reasons for the changes are:

  • Publication of the new ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Inclusion of the board of stakeholders list of decisions
  • Compliance with GFSI requirement
  • Continual improvement process
Click here to learn more about the requirements for the FSSC 22000 V5 upgrade!

Increase food safety and the confidence of customers with FSSC 22000

Benefits of the FSSC 22000 certification

Meet the high demands for food safety and international food standards of your customers and business partners with an FSSC 22000 certification. In addition to complying with legal requirements, verifying safe production is also an instrumental factor resulting in greater confidence and securing a decisive competitive advantage.

An established management system according to FSSC 22000 supports your food safety and reduces the liability risks for your products. You also benefit from the easy integration of the FSSC 22000 standard into existing quality management systems such as ISO 9001 or ISO 22000.

Would you like to learn more about FSSC 22000? Read our FAQ.

The path to a successful FSSC 22000 certification

Certification according to the FSSC 22000 standard for food safety is possible for companies of all sizes who produce or process animal and vegetable products, products with a long shelf life or food ingredients. To assist you, our experts proceed as follows:

  1. Pre-audit (optional)
  2. Certification audit
  3. Issuing the certificate
  4. Surveillance audit
  5. Re-certification after three years

Zertifizierungsablauf FSSC 22000

Your reliable partner for food safety

We are exactly the right partner for the certification of your food safety management system. As a neutral third party, we perform audits within your manufacturing and supply chain, as well as in the globally networked production processes. The certification documents your food safety standard and the transparency towards your customers and business partners gives you a valuable competitive advantage. Benefit from the experience of our independent experts who support you during the entire certification process and are available as your direct contact. After a successful certification, you can use our test mark for your own use in advertising!

Do you have questions about the certification of your food safety? Contact our experts!

Frequently asked questions answered by our experts

pdf FAQ for the FSSC certification 235 KB Download

Remote auditing and certification

Remote auditing and certification

Remote audits offer a flexible alternative to traditional audit methods. Our remote audits offer the same level of quality you’ve come to expect from TUV Rheinland. We are committed to being a strong and reliable partner. Learn more!

These companies can also be certified for FSSC 22000 compliance

  • Manufacturers that supply food to international chains or wholesale dealers
  • Manufacturers of animal products
  • Manufacturers of perishable vegetable products
  • Manufacturers of products with long shelf lives
  • Manufacturers of food ingredients, such as vitamins or biocultures
  • Manufacturers of food packaging materials

The basics and the way to FSSC 22000 certification

The FSSC 22000 standard was developed on the basis of the ISO 22000:2005 standard and the ISO22002-1:2009 or PAS223:2011specification.

Companies that already have ISO 22000 certification and wish to transfer to FSSC 22000, only need an extension audit in compliance with the ISO22002-1:2009 or PAS223:2011 requirements.

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