Suspension EQA prolonged

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 will be suspended for three months, till the 24th of November 2016. Due to the current circumstances, the Sanction Committee has decided to prolonge the suspension with a maximum period of three months, until February 24th 2017.

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.