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Certification and Assurance: ISO 22000; FSSC 22000

Certification for the food industry

The ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 standards enable food companies to have their food safety management systems certified to international standards.

The standards are based on the principles of HACCP as the means of ensuring that both general and operational food safety programmes (pre-requisites) and the specific critical controls are identified, implemented effectively and periodically reviewed. The standards use many of the principles of ISO 9001 to support the food safety management system and to encourage continuous improvement.

ISO 22000 can be used throughout the food chain from the farm to the processor, food distributor and finally the retailer or caterer and for some food service businesses e.g. cleaning contractors.

FSSC 22000 is applicable to Food Manufacturing sites only and certification is recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

During 2017 NSF Certification will be offering FSSC for Food Packaging companies and in 2018 in the Catering and Transport and Storage sectors.

Assessment activity is based on a 3 year certification cycle, with an initial, 2 stage assessment in year 1, followed by annual surveillance assessments in the subsequent 2 years.

The standard is likely to appeal to professional food businesses looking for internationally recognised endorsement of their food safety systems to provide a market advantage.


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