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FSSC 22000

The need for affordable, safe and good quality (Food)products has been increasing.
Furthermore there is more awareness of customers for these products to be produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
To fulfill this need, GFSI(Global Food Safety Instiative) provides an assurance platform for trusted brand to international food industry.
The FSSC 22000 scheme was developed for meeting requirements of international food field, and it provides independent ISO-based food safety management system for third-party audit and certification.

Benefits of FSSC 22000 certification:

  • - meeting the needs of multinational interested parties;
  • - active response to international trade barriers;
  • - integration of various requirements and schemes relavant to food (e.g. GFSI-recognized schemes, HACCP, ISO 22000, GMP, BRC);
  • - increasing effectiveness of management system by integrated certification;
  • - strengthening food industrial competitiveness for organization;
  • - gaining reliabiltity in food supply chain;
  • - maximizing effectiveness of hygiene management system;
  • - taking a proactive approach for food defence and food fraud mitigation;
  • - strengthening internal/external communication relative to food safety;
  • - improving customer satisfaction.

FSSC 22000 Certification Requirements

ISO 22000:2018 based on FSSC 22000 Scheme V5
Prerequisite programs (ISO/TS 22002-X series) ISO/TS 22002-1 (in case of food manufacturing)
Construction and layout of buildings
Layout of premises and workspace
Utilities - air, water, energy
Waste disposal
Equipment suitability, cleaning and maintenance
Management of purchased materials
Measures for prevention of cross contamination
Cleaning and sanitizing
Pest control
Personnel hygiene and employee facilities
Rework
Product recall procedures
Warehousing
Product information/consumer awareness
Food defence, biovigilance and bioterrorism
FSSC 22000 additional requirements Management of services
Product labelling
Food defence (threat assessment)
Food fraud mitigation (vulnerability assessment)
Logo use
Management of allergens (Food chain categories C, E, FI, G, I & K)
Environmental monitoring (Food chain categories C, I & K)
Formulation of products (Food chain category D)
Transport and delivery (Food chain category FI)

Applicable scopes for FSSC 22000

Category Sub- Category Description Example of included activities and products Normative Documents
A AI Farming of animals for meat/milk/eggs/honey Raising animals used for meat production, egg production, milk production or honey production (associated farm packing and storage). ISO 22000,
ISO/TS 22002-3
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
AII Farming of Fish and seafood Raising fish and seafood used for meat production (associated farm packing and storage). ISO 22000,
ISO/TS 22002-3
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
C CI Processing of perishable animal products" Slaughtering, deboning, evisceration, gutting, Cutting, sorting, washing, pasteurizing, trimming, curing, fermentation, smoking, freezing, chilling, cooling, scalding, Final product examples: fish, meat, poultry, eggs, frozen and/or chilled dairy products and fish/seafood products ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements"
CII Processing of perishable plant products De-shelling, drying, packing, sorting, washing, rinsing, fluming, trimming, slicing, pasteurizing, roasting, scalding, peeling, de-husking, cooling, chilling, freezing and final product. Final product examples: chilled or frozen e.g. fresh fruits, fresh juices, vegetables, grains, nuts and pulses, meat replacers based on plant materials (e.g. soy) ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
CIII Processing of perishable animal and plant products (mixed products) Mixing, cooking, packing, ensemble cooling, chilling, freezing Final products e.g. mixed products, pizza, lasagna, sandwich, dumplings, ready-to-eat meals ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
CIV Processing of ambient stable products Mixing, cooking, packing, bottling, brewing, drying, pressing, milling, blending, roasting, refining, ensemble, distilling, drying, canning, pasteurizing, sterilization. Final product examples: canned products, biscuits, bread, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages alcoholic and nonalcoholic, pasta, flour, sugar, food-grade salt, dairy products with long shelf life, margarines ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
D DI Production of feed Production of single or multiple products, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which are intended to be fed to food producing animals ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-6:2016
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
DIIa Production of Pet food (only for dogs and cats). Production of single or multiple products, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which are intended to be fed to non-food producing animals being dogs and cates. Examples: Dry and wet pet food, treats, cooled,Chilled, frozen and ambient stable. ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
DIIb Production of Pet food (for other pets). Production of single or multiple products, whether processed, semi-processed, semi-processed or raw, which are intended to be fed to non-food producing animals other than dogs and cates. Examples: Dry and wet pet food, treats, cooled, chilled, frozen and ambient stable. ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-6:2016
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
E EI Catering Activities in restaurants, hotels, workplace cafeterias, handing foods at remote sites, transport and delivery directly to consumers. Activities for coffee shops, food trucks and event catering. ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-2:2013
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
F FI Retail/ Wholesale Activities: receipt, picking, storage, display of Food products, dispatch, transport and delivery Examples: supermarkets; hypermarkets; convenience stores; cash and carry; mass/club stores, wholesalers selling to restaurants ISO 22000:2018
BSI/PAS 221:2013
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
G GI Provision of transport and storage services for perishable food and feed Transport and storage with cooling, chilling or frozen temperatures. Additional activities such as re-packing of packed product, freezing and thawing. ISO 22000:2018
NEN/NTA 8069:2016
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
GII Provision of transport and storage services for ambient stable food and feed Transport and storage. Additional activities such as re-packing of packed product. ISO 22000:2018
NEN/NTA 8069:2016
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
I I Provision of packaging and packaging materials All manufacturing activities for plastic, carton, Paper, metal, glass, wood and other materials To be used as packing materials in the food/ feed industry. Examples: bottles, boxes, jars, barrels, cork, Cans; devices for closing packaging materials Such as taps, plastic strips, or other when the Manufacturer can prove that they belong to a food/feed packaging material; Production of labels with direct food contact. ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-4:2013
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements
K K Provision of Bio-chemicals Mixing, cooking, packing, distilling, drying, canning, sterilization for all products at ambient, Chilled and frozen temperatures. Final products: e.g food and feed additives, Vitamins, minerals, bio-cultures, flavorings, Enzymes and processing aids, gases ad ingredients and/or packaging gas. ISO 22000:2018
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009
FSSC 22000 Additional requirements

Certification Procedure for FSSC 22000

It follows same certification process as other management system certification process, however, additional requirements below are applied:

FSSC 22000 Portal registration

FSSC 22000 certified organization shall allow to register organizational and audit informaion on FSSC 22000 portal so that food related interested parties all over the world can refer FSSC 22000 certification status. FSSC 22000 Website : www.fssc22000.com

Unannounced audit

  • - For each certified organization, at least one surveillance audit shall be undertaken unannounced after the initial certification audit and within each three (3) year period thereafter.
  • - The initial certification audit (stage 1 and stage 2) cannot be performed unannounced.
  • - Recertification audits may be conducted unannounced at the request of the certified organization.

Audit M/D calculation for FSSC 22000

Categories TD TH TMS TFTE TFSSC
FTE M/D
A 0.75 0.25 0.25 1 - 19 0 Additional audit M/D according to
FSSC 22000 scheme
B 0.75 0.25 20 - 49 0.5
C 1.50 0.50 50 - 79 1.0
D 1.50 0.50 80 - 199 1.5
E 1.00 0.50 200 - 499 2.0
F 1.00 0.50 500 - 899 2.5
G 1.00 0.25 900 - 1299 3.0
H 1.00 0.25 1300 - 1699 3.5
I 1.00 0.25 1700 - 2999 4.0
J 1.00 0.25 3000 - 5000 4.5
K 1.50 0.50 5000 5.0
* Calculating formular for initial audit = TD + TH + TMS + TFTE + TFSSC
* TD is the basic on-site audit time, in days. / TH is the number of audit days for additional HACCP studies. / TMS is the number of audit days for absence of relevant management system. / TFTE is the number of audit days per
* Calculation of TFSSC
0.5 M/D (4 working hours) when the company has less than 250 FTE and 1 or 2 HACCP studies.
1.0 M/D (8 working hours) when the organization has 250 FTE or more; or 3 HACCP studies or more 250FTE.

Contact Person

Sin, Sun Me

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