FSSC 22000 extends scope to Manufacture of Animal Feed

9 April 2014 - Today, the Foundation for Food Safety Certification published the revised FSSC 22000 scheme documents version 3.1. The certification scope of FSSC 22000 is extended to cover animal feed with PAS 222 (Prerequisite Program for the Manufacture of Food and Feed for Animals). This extension of the scope is recognized by the accreditation bodies. Please download the new scheme documents here.

Animal Feed
The animal food, feed and ingredient industries play an important role in safeguarding the food supply chain for both humans and animals. PAS 222 is intended to assist organizations in those industries by setting out requirements that are specific to the manufacture and provision of animal food, feed and ingredients. PAS 222 was developed by a Steering Group consisting of leading global food companies.

License for Certification Bodies
Certification Bodies can be licensed by the Foundation to deliver FSSC 22000 certification of Animal Feed. The application procedure is identical to the current FSSC 22000 scheme. After signing the Letter of Intent, Certification Bodies first enter a provisional license with the Foundation for one year. CBs can request for a letter of intent here.

The Food Safety System Certification 22000 scheme
FSSC 22000 is a robust, ISO based, internationally accepted certification scheme for auditing and certification of food safety management systems across the entire supply chain. FSSC 22000 uses the existing standards ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for sector PRPs, which were developed through ISO or the Publically Available Specification open consultation process with a large number of stakeholders. Existing ISO 22000 certified manufacturers can obtain full GFSI accepted FSSC 22000 certification by meeting the requirements of technical specifications for sector PRPs and the additional scheme requirements.