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FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 is a GFSI recognised food safety certification scheme that creates a framework for food safety management, total supply chain management, and control of food safety hazards.

FSSC 22000 incorporates hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) principles, implementation plans, and prerequisite programs (PRPs), additional GFSI requirements and is based on ISO 22000. The scheme supports the whole food supply chain, providing real value to an organisation, irrespective of size or complexity, and levels the playing field for suppliers and buyers throughout the food chain and around the world.

Key Benefits

Globally Accepted Standard

FSSC 22000 is a leading global certification scheme with scopes recognised by GFSI and accepted around the world. Adopting the FSSC 22000 standard can provide your operations with competitive efficiencies on a worldwide basis.

Simple Transition from ISO 22000

FSSC 22000 integrates food safety management easily with other management systems, such as quality, environmental and safety management systems. When already certified against ISO 22000, an organisation only needs an additional review against technical specifications for sector PRPs, and the FSSC Additional Requirements to meet all Scheme requirements.

Continuous Improvement

Leveraging ISO’s management system approach, FSSC 22000 cultivates continuous improvements and provides standardisation of food safety procedures, improved communication and drives efficiencies, transparency and confidence.

What Is It?

FSSC 22000 combines the benefits of a business management tool linking food safety and business processes with the ability to meet growing global customer requirements for a GFSI – recognised supplier food safety system certification.
FSSC 22000 Scheme Design

Developed through extensive and open consultation with many global stakeholders, the FSSC 22000 scheme uses international and independent standards such as ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22003, and technical specifications for sector-specific Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), such as ISO/TS 22002-1.  Alongside these standards, the Scheme contains FSSC Additional Requirements.

FSSC 22000-Quality

For organisations wishing to integrate their food quality management system into the scope of their certification, FSSC 22000-Quality certification is available which consists of a combined FSSC 22000 and a full ISO 9001 audit.

FSSC 22000 Scope


Manufacture of Food Products

– Production of perishable animal products eg. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy
– Production of perishable plant products eg. fruits, fresh juices, vegetables, pulses
– Processing of perishable animal and plant products e.g. ready meals, sandwiches
– Production of products with a long shelf life at ambient temperature e.g. canned               products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar


Manufacture of Chemicals and Biochemicals

These may include food and feed additives, vitamins, minerals, bio-cultures, flavorings, enzymes, and processing aids but excluding pesticides, drugs, fertilizers, and cleaning agents.


Manufacture of food packaging and packaging material

These may include materials that have direct or indirect contact with food or food products

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FSSC 22000 V5.1 – What Are the Changes?

From April 2021, the FSSC will be introducing FSSC 22000 version 5.1. Download our guide to understand what the changes are.