Packaging Scope Wording and Auditor Requirements
A lot of scopes on packaging certificates do not specifically state that the packaging is for food use - for example 'Production of PET preform', 'Production of glass bottle', 'Production of tamper evident closure'. We have also noticed that a number of medical, pharma and other uses have been added to scopes. The Foundation wants to emphasize that the FSSC 22000 scope is limited to the certification of food packaging. This should also be made clear in the scope wording.
Further, the Board of Stakeholders is discussing a review of the requirements for auditors as there are not many WPO recognized training organizations available for the training of auditors, which makes it difficult for auditors to become qualified. More information on this issue will follows as soon as possible.