FSSC 22000 is the world's leading, independently managed, nonprofit food certification scheme for ISO 22000-based certification of food safety management systems. Acknowledged by GFSI for the manufacture and processing of foods and food packaging materials, FSSC 22000 retains the flexibility to add scopes in line with market demands. With 94 licensed certification bodies and the number of certified sites having grown to over 7,500+ (of which 1,000 were for packaging) from less than 1,000 at the beginning of 2012, it is evident that there is a growing worldwide demand for FSSC 22000 certification throughout the supply chain.
The FSSC scheme is intended for the audit and certification of the food safety system of organizations in the
food supply chain that process or manufacture:
perishable animal products (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products)
perishable vegetal products (i.e. fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, fresh vegetables,
products with long shelf life at ambient temperature (i.e. canned products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking
water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt)
(bio)chemical products for food manufacturing (i.e. vitamins additives and bio-cultures)
technical and technological aids
food packaging material manufacturing
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