FSSC 22000 published an updated Version 5 to the GFSI scheme in June 2019, which integrates the improvements included in the latest ISO 22000 standard. Another significant change is the addition of a separate part containing requirements designed for training organizations. This new scheme part is intended to improve transparency on the expectations for FSSC 22000-licensed training groups.
FSSC 22000 is the world’s leading, independently managed, nonprofit food certification scheme for ISO 22000-based certification of food safety management systems. Acknowledged by GFSI for the manufacture and processing of foods and food packaging materials, FSSC 22000 retains the flexibility to add scopes in line with market demands. With 94 licensed certification bodies, there is a growing worldwide demand for FSSC 22000 certification throughout the supply chain.
Version 5 expands the objectives of FSSC 22000 across the board. In addition to maintaining reliable Register of Certified Organizations, the organization added four other items around the promotion and recognition of food safety and quality management systems and while providing information and support to certification.
The updated certification also requires two additional credentials: It’s a documented procedure to conduct a threat assessment and implement mitigation measures (previously referred to as control measures) and a documented food defense plan.
In this webinar, featuring Jacqueline Southee with FSSC 2200, attendees will better understand the significant differences and how to implement best the standard changes to your own Food Safety Management System. Southee is the North American representative for FSSC 22000, the globally recognized GFSI-benchmarked food safety certification system. Based in Washington D.C., Jacqueline works to build a broader understanding of how accredited FSSC 22000 certification can contribute to global harmonization in food safety, forge international compliance, and meet the public and private sectors’ needs.