FSSC (Food Safety System Certification Scheme)

What is FSSC Standard

FSSC 22000 was created by the non-profit organization FSSC (Food System Safety Certification) and is a certification scheme based on ISO 22000:2005 and PAS 220:2008. PAS 220:2008 was drafted by the UK National Institute (BSI) with input from leading food manufacturing and marketing companies as supporting material to ISO 22000. This created a certification scheme for food businesses recognized by the organization GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) as equivalent to other corresponding schemes such as BRC Standard for Food, IFS Food Standard.

Target Audience

FSSC 22000 is aimed at all companies in the food chain that are active in the production, processing and/or standardization of food, except for primary production, and is mainly suitable for companies that, due to their export activities, wish to be certified with a scheme accepted by leading food companies around the world. It is also aimed at businesses whose logistics infrastructure is one of their strengths and seek to stand out by taking more demanding measures to ensure the security of their products.


  • Focus on food safety.
  • Risk prevention.
  • Achieving greater compliance with legislative requirements for safe food.
  • Cost reduction mainly from the reduction of internal losses in the food handling phases.
  • Opening to new foreign markets resulting in increased sales.
  • Evaluation and control of product quality.

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