FSSC 22000FSSC 22000 standard was created by the nonprofit organization FSSC (Food System Safety Certification) and is an authentication scheme with key elements of the ISO 22000:2005 and PAS 220:2008.

PAS 220:2008 was compiled by the National Institute of Great Britain (BSI) with input from leading companies in manufacturing and marketing of foodstuff  such as Danone, Kraft Foods, Unilever and Nestle as a supporting material of ISO 22000:2005. The purpose was to determine specific requirements for basic conditions and activities that are necessary to maintain proper hygiene environment, known as prerequisites (PRPs), which referred to the ISO 22000:2005 as measures for evaluation. Thereby a certification scheme for food businesses was created which was recognized by the body GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) as equivalent , with other formats such as BRC, IFS and the SQF 2000 Code.

FSSC 22000 is addressed at all businesses in the food chain involved in the production , processing and / or standardization of food than primary production , and matches primarily at businesses that due of their export activities, wish to be certified in a format acceptable to top food companies worldwide . It also targets businesses that their logistical infrastructure is one of their strengths and seek to distinguish themselves by taking more stringent measures to ensure the safety of their products.

The FSSC 22000 is developed by following these steps:

  • Establish management procedures required by ISO 22000:2005.
  • Evaluation and improvement of logistics, and the conditions and processes of production in accordance with the requirements of legislation and prerequisites (PRPs) as defined in PAS 220:2008.
  • Establishment of a group of food safety that will have the knowledge and experience to develop and implement an effective system definition and team leaders.
  • A description of the materials, components and materials in contact with foodstuffs.
  • Product description and identification of expected and unintended use of.
  • Design flow chart which includes all stages of production.
  • Verification of the flowchart in the production process.
  • Identification and assessment of all possible risks may occur.
  • Determination of the preventive measures necessary for the prevention or restriction within acceptable levels of risk and their classification in prerequisite program (OPRPs) and critical control points (CCPs).
  • Establishing critical limits for each CCP, the observance of which will ensure that the CCP is under control.
  • Installation of monitoring CCPs and OPRPs.
  • Establish corrections and corrective actions implemented if monitoring systems show that a particular CCP or OPRP out of control.
  • Determination of verification and system validation.
  • Installing an effective filing system and recording system staff Trainin
  • Validation and application system.
  • Review and modify the system if necessary.
  • Conducting Internal Audit.

Advantages Of F.S.S.C. 22000

The main advantages of FSSC 22000 is the recognition by the body GFSI equivalent systems BRC Standard for Food, IFS Food Standard and SQF 2000 Code, while is a system tailored to safety without putting high demands on the quality of food, which may be an advantage of the system for a company that wants to focus on food safety. Businesses already implementing ISO 22000:2005 and the logistical infrastructure is one of their strengths can easily upgrade their system and fulfilling the requirements of PAS 220:2008 gain certification FSSC 22000.

Our Company undertakes the study and implementation of Food Safety and Management Quality Systems such as FSSC 22000 , that handles the total management of your enterprise or organism. Also our company undertakes all necessary consulting assistance until your final certification, such as your complete support before and afterwards Implementation of your own system, always depends on your unique requirements, taking into consideration the most excellent quality and the most excellent result with the smaller possible interventions in the operation of your company/organism, offering you consulting services in legislation and operational level.


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