FSSC 22000


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles created as part of the NASA program
GFSI founded. One of GFSI’s main objectives is to benchmark food safety certification schemes with an aim towards convergence between food safety standards.
ISO 22000:2005 issued, not approved by GFSI due to the lack of prerequisite programs and legal ownership for the certification scheme.
Top seven retailers agree to reduce duplication of certification through the acceptance of any of the GFSI benchmarked schemes.
PAS 220:2008 issued to provide sufficient prerequisite programs for ISO 22000:2005.
IFSSC 22000 issued as a combination of ISO 22000:2005 and PAS 220:2008 (ISO/TS 22002-1). Content of FSSC 22000 approved by GFSI.
FSSC 22000 becomes fully recognized by GFSI. The first certificates are issued by licensed CBs.
FSSC 22000 adds new scope for manufacturers of food packaging materials.
FSSC 22000 reaches milestone of 5,000 certificates issued worldwide.
FSSC 22000 adds new scope for manufacturers of animal feed.
FSSC 22000 reaches milestone of 10,000 certificates issued worldwide.
FSSC 22000 adds new module Food Quality Management System.
FSSC 22000 release version 4 of the Scheme. This new version includes the scopes catering, retail and transport & storage.
Besides the release of the FSSC Global Markets Pro- gram, FSSC 22000 reaches the milestone of 15,000 certificates worldwide.


FSSC 22000 is a comprehensive certification system for provides a framework for effectively managing food safety and quality responsibilities. FSSC 22000 demonstrates a company has a robust and effective food safety management system (FSMS) in place to meet the requirements of regulators, food business clients and consumers.

The Scheme documents contain requirements for organizations in the food and feed supply chain to obtain certification. They must be used by the applicant organization to evaluate, develop, implement and improve their food and food safety management system before applying for certification. The requirements of the food and food safety management system also serve as normative documents for certification of the organization.

  • The system is suitable for a various and wide range of organisations throughout the food and drink network regardless of size or complexity.
  • To ensure consumer trust in the supply of safe food and beverages including food ingredients and food packaging

Who can use FSSC 22000?

FSSC 22000 is to be used for auditing and certification of food safety systems of organizations in the food chain which process or manufacture:

  • Perishable animal products (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products)
  • Perishable vegetal products (i.e. fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, fresh vegetables, preserved vegetables)
  • Products with long shelf life at ambient temperature (i.e. canned products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt)
  • Biochemical (i.e. vitamins, additives and bio cultures) but excluding technical and technological aids

Why is FSSC 22000 important for your organization?


Benefits of providing FSSC 22000 services by ASCENT INSPECTA

The ASCENT INSPECTA provided assistance for the development of the FSSC 22000 standard. Our in-depth understanding of the FSSC 22000 standard has allowed us to bring real benefits to our customers through ASCENT INSPECTA's unique Commercial Insurance Review methodology..
This ensures that we focus on the areas or issues that are important to your business. Our auditors are experts in the food industry who understand the needs of your business and can perform effective and efficient audits of your system.

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How can ascent INSPECTA Help?

Ascent INSPECTA provides training and consultancy services for management systems. We offer specialized know-how and extensive hands-on experience to help clients develop management systems from concept to set up and successful implementation of management systems. We use the following consultation approach to assist you in achieving certification:

  • Identify areas requiring improvement or development within your current Management System
  • Prepare a strategic action plan, in conjunction with your company personnel, to address those improvement areas and assist with the communication of these requirements to key personnel at all levels
  • Provide system-related trainings for your company personnel to create awareness and provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills in the implementation of systems
  • Provide assistance and advice on the development and implementation of systems, including preparation of documentation
  • Advise and assist, if required, with the preparation and submission of applications to your certification body
  • Assist with the development of internal auditing procedures and training
  • Conduct internal audit to ensure the effective implementation of the management system prior to final audit by your certification body,
  • Conduct Management Review Meeting to review performance of management system and identify areas for improvement prior to final audit by your certification body

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