FSSC 22000 Harmonization Event North America
17 November 2015 Chicago

Each Fall FSSC 22000 has traditionally hosted its annual Harmonization Event in Amsterdam! While everyone is still welcome to join us in for our historic home town, this year, we are offering something different.

Instead of one global event, we invite you to join one (or more) of 3 regional Harmonization Events. While it remains a requirement that all FSSC 22000 licensed Certification Bodies attend an annual Harmonization Day, our expanded program means that you may attend the Harmonization event most convenient to you or your team. Regional representatives of your CB will be welcome to attend additional events.

The Harmonization Days will take place as follows:
Amsterdam (22 October 2015);  Tokyo (12 November 2015) and Chicago (17 November 2015).
Each HD will be in association with an additional information event for all interested stakeholders and industry.

The regional HD's will offer the same informative program, providing deep insight into the added business value of FSSC 22000 certification, the present status of the scheme and future prospects. Participation is mandatory for all FSSC 22000 Licensed CBs and is free of charge. Travel and hotel are at own expenses.

Conference program FSSC 22000 Harmonization Event North America 2015, Chicago, 17 November 2015

The Harmonization Event will be held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.

At the Interactive Case Studies we will provide deep insight into the added business value of the Scheme itself, the present status and future plans and we will, together with you all, evaluate the main issues which need further emphasis and harmonization.

The preliminary program is as follows:

Tuesday 17 November 2015


08.00 - 09.00
Registration and welcome coffee - Jacqueline Southee

09.00 - 09.15
Opening and introduction - Fons Schmid

09.15 - 09.45
Technical update - Aldin Hilbrands

09.45 - 11.00
Interactive case study 1 Writing a FSSC 22000 Audit Report

11.00 - 11.30
Refreshment break

11.30 - 12.00
Review of FSMA - Jacqueline Southee

12.00 - 12.30
Industrial Perspective 1; Fred Soderstrom Unilever


12.30 - 13.30    Networking lunch

13.30 - 14.45    Interactive case study 2 Scope statement

14.45 - 15.15    Refreshment break

15.15 - 16.15    Interactive case study 3 Auditor Competence & Qualification

16.15 - 16.45  Industry Perspective 2; Mark Overland Cargill

16.45 - 17.00
Wrap up and closing comments

17.00 Drinks and reception

Register here for the Harmonization Day in Chicago