Suspension EQA

Integrity and full co-operation of the licensed Certification Bodies is the highest good for FSSC 22000. When certification bodies do not meet with the FSSC 22000 requirements and have received several official warnings, their case will be brought to the Sanction Committee.

In August 2016 a case was brought to the Sanction Committee. The committee unanimously decided that as of the 24th of August the license of EQA Mexico will be suspended for three months, till the 24th of November 2016. In this period EQA Mexico will have to show FSSC 22000 in detail that they are dedicated to FSSC 22000 and can meet with all the requirements.

Sanction Committee Procedure

The Sanction Committee exists of three members of the FSSC 22000 Board of Stakeholders. Cases for the Sanction Committee are presented anonymously to enable the members to make an objective judgment. The Committee has four penalties that can be imposed:

1. Warning
2. Office audit at CB expenses
3. Suspension for three months
4. Termination of the license.