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FSSC 22000 Certification

fssc 22000 Certification

FSSC 22000 Certification-Food safety System Certification

The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing  organization’s food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates that a company has robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of customers and consumers.


What benefits will FSSC 22000 bring to business?

  • reduce hazard and incident risk.
  • you can increase your reputation, earn customers and reduce costs, increase your profits
  • improve your processes and helps you optimize your resources by reducing your costs.
  • Prioritizing access to international markets;
  • Ensuring the collective responsibility of all employees and thus implementing an effective self-control system;
  • Building trust in the supply chain;
  • to enter new markets and establish new partnerships.

Why FSSC 22000:2018

  • Safeguarding food safety risks from within and outside an organization.
  • Compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Meeting customer requirements, including major retailers and manufacturers. 
  • International standard accepted by food buyers worldwide.
  • GFSI recognized scheme, hence meets the highest standards globally leading to international food industry acceptance.

Applicable to

The retail & wholesale sector such as.

  • supermarkets and hypermarkets
  • convenience stores
  • wholesale (cash and carry) stores
  • mass or club stores
  • food halls in departments stores
  • bakeries, butchers, etc.

Catering and food services sector:

  • Catering facilities including those serving airline, railways, cruise and passenger ships)
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • School and industry dining rooms
  • Restaurants and Coffee shops
  • Hotels, Hospitality and Banqueting Functions
  • Food services and food stores

Transport and storage of food and packaging materials:

  • farm to processor
  • primary processor to manufacturer
  • manufacturer to off-site warehouses
  • warehouse to retail store or restaurant
  • store or restaurant to final customer

Food manufacturers such as:

  • cheese factories and slaughterhouses
  • cereal grain factories
  • ready to eat food manufacturers
  • canned food processing companies, cookie factories and other manufactures of food products with a long shelf life

Packaging and packaging materials:

  • Flexible and rigid plastics, such as foils, blisters, crates, sachets
  • Paper, such as cartons, boxes, sacks
  • Metal, such as cans, bottles, boxes
  • Glass, such as jars, bottles
  • Shipping and transport containers, such as big bags, drums, tanks

Animal Feed is critical for all animals used in the food supply chain.

How can Smartedge help to get started?

  • Gap Analysis:  Assessment of existing management system practices against the selected standard requirements.
  • Project Plan: Prepare a implementation project plan based on the time lines looking for; 
  • Orientation Training:  Top/Senior Management orientation on selected standard requirements and implementation action plans preparation;
  • Developing different levels of documentation ( Tier 1-3/4): Identification of processes required for the products produced and services provided; External and internal issues affecting the business, interested parties needs and expectations, Framing draft quality policy, organizational objectives, role, responsibility and authority, various risks affecting and opportunities arises, functional and system procedures, different implementation formats and checklists;       
  • System Implementation: Implementation of the selected management system as per the developed documentation;
  • Company-wide Training: Training on detailed clause wise requirements and relating them to their departments and Internal audit.
  • Internal Audits: Periodic assessment of system implementation and corrective actions.
  • Pre assessment:  Initial audit by Certifying agency, and, implementation of corrective actions.
  • Final Assessment: Certification audit by the Certifying agency and recommendation for certification.
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