FSSC 22000 is the only ISO 22000 based certification scheme recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI-recognised certification is requested by many large retailers such as Carrefour and Albert Heijn, but also by leading production companies. In addition to various standards for Food-related companies, FSSC 22000 also has a standard for Feed.
What is FSSC 22000
The FSSC 22000 scheme is managed by the independent Foundation FSSC 22000. FSSC 22000 is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is evolving in response to the needs of the international food sector. FSSC 22000 is fully based on international, independent standards ISO 22000 and ISO 22003, with sector specific prerequisite programs and additional requirements. It is also possible to become ISO 9001 certified with FSSC 22000 Q.
The added value of FSSC 22000 certification for your company
FSSC 22000 is an independent, international scheme that is not bound by national regulations or shareholders. Where other certification schemes such as IFS and BRC provide explicit regulations on how companies must control food safety, the FSSC leaves more room for your own interpretation and interpretation. In addition to the food industry, FSSC can be a valuable scheme especially for pet food producers. While it is possible for a pet food producer to be BRC or IFS certified, FSSC 22000 is the only GFSI recognised scheme with a specific standard for animal feed. After all, pet food is next to the food in the supermarket and it is precisely these companies that ask for a GFSI recognized certificate.
FSSC 22000 training, courses and secondment
Our consultants are regularly seconded to food companies to support and shape their quality policy. For example, we can help with the internal training of staff or we can assist if you are short-handed. Contact Schouten Advies to discuss the secondment options. In addition, we provide training on FSSC 22000 to keep your knowledge up to date. We also offer training courses on animal feed, legislation, sustainability and occupational safety. We provide both in-company training and courses at our own location in Giessen. Click here for more information about our training courses.