One of the most critical challenges for food manufacturers is to ensure the safety of their products. By nature, food is very vulnerable to deterioration, namely caused by the wide variety of raw materials and ingredients sourced from a diverse array of suppliers in combination with global and complex supply chains. The release of unsafe food to the market can significantly impact public health, resulting in loss of consumer confidence and damaged brand reputation.
As a risk-based food safety management system, FSSC 22000 provides a robust solution to meet this challenge through third-party certification assuring effective management to control food safety hazards, minimize risks and guarantee the production of safe food.
The Scheme uses international standards such as ISO 22000 for food safety management and ISO 22002-1, the sector-specific Pre-Requisite Program (PRP) for food manufacturing together with additional FSSC 22000 certification requirements. With these standards, FSSC 22000 ensures consistent, high-quality audits monitored by an integrity program to measure and maintain delivery performance all over the world.
“SSAFE is proud to be a member of the FSSC Board of Stakeholders. The strength of the FSSC 22000 program helps advance food safety around the world, something which SSAFE supports and encourages. The continued improvement of food safety systems across the entire food supply chain is important to help drive confidence and trust that food is safe to trade and consume, and FSSC plays an important role in helping to establish that trust.”SSAFE
With the ISO 22000 framework, FSSC 22000 also allows the integration of your food safety management system with other risk-based management systems, which might include ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management or IS0/IEC 27001 for Information Security Management.
FSSC 22000 is applicable to all food manufacturing organizations including:
- cheese factories and slaughterhouses
- cereal grain factories
- ready to eat food manufacturers
- canned food processing companies, cookie factories and other manufactures of food products with a long shelf life