FSSC 22000 is a complete certification Scheme for food and feed safety management systems, which are in compliance with the publicly available food safety management systems standard ISO 22000 Requirements for any organization in the food chain, technical specifications for sector PRPs and additional Scheme requirements.
The Scheme provides a certification model that can be used in the whole food supply chain. It can cover sectors where such a technical specification for sector PRPs has been realized. FSSC 22000 follows the food chain category description as defined in ISO/TS 22003. As the development of new technical specifications for sector PRPs is ongoing, the actual scope of the Scheme will follow these developments.
The Scheme documents contain the requirements for organizations in the food and feed supply chain to gain certification. They shall be used by the applicant organization to assess, develop, implement and improve its food and feed safety management system prior to application for certification. The requirements of the food and feed safety management system also serve as the normative documents for certification of the organization. The normative documents shall be used by the CB to assess the continuous compliance of the food and feed safety management system of the applicant organization with the required performance.
The following food chain categories are within the Scheme scope of certification
Note: transport and storage on site and as part of the operation are included (e.g. cheese ripening). It is applicable to all organizations in the foodchain in these categories, regardless of size and complexity, whether profit-making or not and whether public or private.