FSSC 22000 Food Fraud Community of Practice

Food fraud is of growing concern within the food industry and a much debated topic among the food safety community. This development is reflected in the GFSI Guidance Document, Version 7, which requires all certified organizations to specifically target food fraud.

FSSC 22000, Wageningen University, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), industry leaders from Certification Bodies and food companies have joined forces to determine how food fraud can effectively be mitigated. The introduction of the GFSI Guidance 7 and the availability of the online tool from SSAFE- PWC for assessing vulnerability to food fraud, provided a timely opportunity for these parties to work together in a pilot study.

The objective of the pilot is to establish a “Community of Practice” consisting of a group of first-mover companies that will assess current food fraud and product integrity risks within their production processes, thereby using the SSAFE-PwC FFVA-tool ,and share the results and their experiences throughout the supply chain.

By participating in this pilot, FSSC 22000 will be working with responsible food companies, helping them achieve their goals of wanting to protect and maintain their trustworthy reputation, comply with upcoming requirements and demonstrate that food fraud risks are being effectively controlled and mitigated.