FSSC 22000 (Food Safety Certification)
Benefits of FSSC 22000 Certification
- Ensure the health of food products
- Globalization and competitive advantage for exports
- Receive a valid international certificate with a registration code
- Create a sense of confidence in customers
- More sales due to brand strengthening
- Creating and managing a dynamic food safety system
What is FSSC 22000?
Food Safety Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is a valid international certification system for food safety certification in the food and beverage industry. FSSC 22000 was developed using existing standards such as ISO 22000 , ISO 22003 and technical specifications for prerequisite programs (PRP).
FSSC 22000 is a certification system for food manufacturers and is owned by the Food Safety Certification Foundation. FSSC 22000 is the next logical step for ISO 22000 certification manufacturers who want to upgrade their certification to the recognized GFSI standard.
In other words, companies and organizations that have succeeded in obtaining ISO 22000 certification can receive FSSC 22000 certification to upgrade their organization.
FSSC 22000 certification sets out the organization’s requirements for developing, implementing, and operating a recognized GFSI food safety management system. FSSC 22000 certification proves that the food safety systems of these organizations are fully compliant with all FSSC 22000 requirements. FSSC 22000 was developed in response to customer requests for a recognizable standard where a food safety management system can be audited and then certified.
What is the scope of application of FSSC 22000 for what products?
FSSC 22000 is used in the food chain of the following products:
- Perishable animal food products (ie meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and fish)
- Perishable plant products (eg fresh fruits and juices, canned fruits, fresh vegetables, stored vegetables)
- Products with a long shelf life at room temperature (eg canned goods, biscuits, snacks, oils, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt)
- Biochemistry (eg vitamins, additives and biologicals), but other than technical assistance
This system is applicable to all food chain organizations, regardless of size and complexity, profitability or not, public or private.
Why do we need to receive FSSC 22000?
The FSSC 22000 system is designed to provide food industry companies with ISO-certified food safety management system certification recognized by the World Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI accreditation leads to worldwide recognition and acceptance by food manufacturers and retailers. FSSC 22000 defines conditions for integrated processes that work together to control and minimize food safety hazards. FSSC 22000 is a fast and effective certification scheme.
The FSSC 22000 Food Safety Certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization’s food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the World Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on ISO standards such as 22,000. This shows that your company has a strong food safety management system that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers.
Currently, more than 18,000 organizations from around 140 countries have received FSSC 22000 certification.
Where to get FSSC 22000 certification?
FSSC 22000 certifications can be obtained in two ways. The first method is to get it from companies listed on the FSSC 22000 site as issuing references, most of which do not operate in Iran, which could be due to limited markets or financial and banking sanctions. Also, the FSSC 22000 auditor is generally from overseas, which drastically increases costs for the customer. The second method is to have reputable issuing authorities that audit and issue in accordance with the requirements of FSSC 22000 and have much lower costs.
RoseCal Consulting is ready to audit and certify the FSSC certification of 22000 companies inside and outside Iran. To receive FSSC 22000 certification, you can submit your application in the certification application form.
Companies in the food industry are also advised to obtain standards such as ISO 9001 certification , ISO 22000 certification , HACCP certification , GMP certification and Halal certification.