FSSC 22000 Food safety

FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System

GFSI recognised safety scheme for the food chain

GFSI recognised safety scheme for the food chain

WHAT IS FSSC 22000 CERtification?

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.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF fssc 22000 certification?

  • Demonstrates that your company has a robust and effective food safety management system in place.
  • Minimise risk through the implementation of validated and controlled manufacturing processes, having met FSSC 22000 requirements.
  • Increase competitiveness with a global quality management system audited by TÜV SÜD that delivers your clients peace of mind.


According to the FSSC 22000 certification scheme, organisations are certified upon completion of a satisfactory FSSC 22000 audit. Companies that are already certified against ISO 22000, a GFSI recognised scheme, or the Dutch HACCP will only need a transition audit to meet FSSC 22000.

The three-year audit cycle includes two surveillance audits, of which one must be unannounced, while the initial and re-certification audits are always announced.

The audit process includes a site inspection, as well as an assessment of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) systems, prerequisite programmes, and relevant documentation and processes. TÜV SÜD’s auditors will also interview operators and responsible persons within the company in order to assess food safety knowledge.


  • TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of management systems solutions, having issued tens of thousands of management systems certificates to businesses of all sizes across the globe.
  • 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.


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