GFSI recognised safety scheme for the food chain
The increasing globalisation of the food supply chain has brought with it the challenges of producing products that are safe to consume. Consequently, food safety is now a truly global concern as it is not uncommon for processed food to contain ingredients from multiple countries.
The FSSC 22000 certification scheme meets the requirements of the international food sector for an independent ISO-based food safety scheme. The Food Safety Management Systems cover the processing, manufacture and handling of a wide range of foods. Since the first version of the FSSC 22000 Scheme was published in 2009, more than 16,000 sites have been certified.
FSSC 22000 demonstrates that a company has a robust and effective food safety management system in place, and it is often mandated by purchasers within the supply chain.
Based on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards, FSSC 22000 is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised food safety scheme, and is also supported by the European Food and Drink Association (CIAA) and the American Groceries Manufacturing Association (GMA) - opening up the global market for food producers and associated businesses.
TÜV SÜD’s international network of food testing laboratories, inspectors and auditors, deliver local support, but with global expertise. This will assist you in the development and improvement of your food safety management system, helping to keep the supply chain safe, regardless of where your operations are located.
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TÜV SÜD has more than 15 years’ experience in food and feed management system certification, and was one of the first certification bodies acting in this field. Accredited for the certification of FSSC 22000, TÜV SÜD’s global network of auditors provides the assurance that a formalised and structured approach to attaining certification is applied without bias, ensuring that audit approaches are consistent, regardless of the product or country of production. With indepth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognised as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.