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20. October 2022

TÜV SÜD Japan issues its first FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM confirmation to Meiji Sakado Factory

TÜV SÜD Japan issues the first FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM Confirmation to Sakado Factory of Meiji, one of Japan's leading food manufacturers. With an effort to integrate the requirements of the US FDA FSMA regulations into their FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management system and deepen their understanding of FSMA ADDENDUM, Meiji seeks support from TÜV SÜD Japan on FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM training and auditing.

TÜV SÜD Japan Food SafetyTÜV SÜD Japan has been Meiji’s trusted partner of choice for food safety GFSI certifications including FSSC22000, SQF, and JFS-C since 2011. Upon receiving FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM confirmation, Meiji expects raise its stakeholders’ awareness of US FDA FSMA regulations and to strengthen its export to the United States. “Through this audit, not only did we acquire FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM Confirmation, but we could also gain knowledge such as our U.S. customers’ expectation and FSSC gap. Not many companies in Japan aware of FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM and therefore might affect their businesses’ entry into the US. I hope TÜV SÜD Japan will hold seminars on this topic to help more business aware of this new regulation.” Akiko Kusano Quality Assurance Manager of Meiji Sakado Factory mentioned.

During his visit to Meiji Sakado Factory, TÜV SÜD Japan MD Andrea Coscia congratulated Meiji Japan on becoming the first company in Japan to acquire FSMA ADDENDUM confirmation. “I hope this event will further strengthen Meiji and TÜV SÜD Japan’s long term partnership. With the new FSSC FSMA PCHF ADDENDUM service, we will continue to support Japanese food businesses tackle new challenges in entering new market”, MD Andrea Coscia emphasized.

About FSSC22000 FSMA PCHF Addendum
Japan has high awareness of FSMS (food safety management system) and the country ranks second in the world for its number of FSSC22000-certified sites. In the recent years, demand for exporting food product is raising among Japanese food manufacturers. For US export, food manufacturers often concern whether FSSC 22000 certifications are sufficient to cover FSMA requirements.

The FSSC Foundation, the governing body of FSSC22000, has released the FSSC22000 FSMA PCHF Addendum (addendum) to integrate the FSMA requirements and the FSSC22000 standard requirements and fill in the gaps between the two.

By undergoing FSMA PCHF addendum conformity assessment in annual FSSC 22000 audit, food manufacturers can receive third party verification of FSMA addendum confirmation in addition to FSSC22000 standard. Once this conformation process is completed, manufacturers can receive documented conformation about FSMA PCHF addendum not only FSSC 22000 certification.

TÜV SÜD Food Safety Service
TÜV SÜD, with a network of more than 1,000 locations around the world, provide food safety and corporate social services for the entire food supply chain, from primary industries of production and consumption to processing, retail, and restaurant industries. We provide second-party audits and third-party audit for Corporate Social Responsibility service (CSR).

Further information:
FSSC 22000
Safe Quality Food (SQF)

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Photo caption: Taizo Yoshida (Management System Group Manager of TÜV SÜD Japan, top left); Andrea Coscia (Managing Director of TÜV SÜD Japan, left); Toyohiro Shimakawa (General Manager of Meiji Sakado Factory, right) and Akiko Kusano (Quality Assurance Manager of Meiji Sakado Plant, top right) 

Source: TÜV SÜD Japan Marketing Group

Press contact: Huyen Chau Potgieter


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