The Version 5 program has been developed in close cooperation with key stakeholders such as representatives of certification bodies, accreditation bodies, training bodies and representatives of the food industry itself. The development of the project was led by the FSSC 22000 team and led by the FSSC 22000 Advisory Board and the Stakeholder Council, which determined that all certified bodies should be audited to version 5 between January 1 and December 31, 2020. According to the changes to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, the new version of ISO 22000 is also a risk-based standard. The standard distinguishes between risks at the operational level l (through the haccp (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) approach and at the strategic level of the management system and its ability to achieve its specified objectives as such. The new version 6 is caused by the new GFSI benchmarking, which now requires a culture of food safety. And as GFSI said, we all hope it won`t change any more, but when something new and useful comes from the scientific committees, they tend to include it in the standards. In the new version 5, there is an optional quality management module that includes all the elements that can be integrated into the ISO 9001 standard in the FSSC 22000 certification. In this way, it is possible to combine a food safety management certification with a quality management certification. ISO 22000 is a cornerstone of FSSC 22000 – so it is not surprising that all major changes in FSSC version 5 are consistent with changes in ISO 22000. For the sake of completeness, we will describe the changes again, but you can also check out our article on the changes to iso 22000. Another important change to the program is the addition of a separate part with requirements tailored to training organizations. This new part of the programme aims to improve the transparency of the expectations of FSSC 22000 accredited training organisations.
DQS – Your partner for FSSC 22000 DQS CFS certification is one of the leading certification bodies for management systems and sustainability standards and your natural partner for FSSC 22000 certification. With smooth audit planning, experienced auditors and well-founded audit reports, we support you throughout the certification process. Contact us if you have any questions about the revision, or sign up for our newsletter to be regularly informed about certifications and standards. Thank you, Sir Sudarshan. I just did it for surveillance checks. I hope you don`t mind using your dot to add my fssc rating 🙏🏻😊 The FSSC 22000 Foundation is proud to announce its new version 5 of the FSSC 22000 certification system. This new edition contains all the improvements contained in the new ISO 22000 standard published in June 2018. You will not find any information about them as was the case in version 4. In version 4.1, it has been removed. Could you please share the additional requirements? The Foundation Food Safety System Certification 22000 provides a comprehensive certification system for the audit and certification of food safety and/or quality management systems. The programme uses international and independent standards such as ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22003 and technical specifications for sector-specific pre-ownership programmes (PRPs), such as ISO/TS 22002-1, developed following broad and open consultations with a large number of international stakeholders.
In addition to these standards, the system contains the so-called FSSC 22000 additional requirements, which can be found in the FSSC 22000 schema documents. Program materials are available free of charge on the FSSC 22000 website. Hello, the actual requirements are explained in this document on page 23. First, we want to give you a quick overview of the FSSC 22000 framework. The standard consists of three components: ISO 22000, PRP and the additional requirements of FSSC 22000. The international standard ISO 22000 forms the basis of FSSC 22000 and describes the requirements for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) in accordance with ISO 22000:2018. This is why the revision of ISO 22000 has such an important impact on the FSSC 22000. The schema specifies the mandatory application of technical specifications that describe in detail the required programs (PRP). These PRP requirements are defined in ISO/TS 22002-x, NEN/NTA 8059 and/or BSI/PAS 221. The additional requirements of FSSC 22000 relate to the topics of service management, product labelling, food defence and food fraud prevention.
• Audits against the requirements of the FSSC 22000 V4.1 scheme are only allowed until 31 December 2019. • Upgrading to version 5 is possible at the time of recertification or during a surveillance audit. o Passage at the time of recertification: After a successful audit, a version 5 certificate with a validity of three years is issued o Passage at the time of a surveillance audit: The surveillance audit is replaced by an upgrade audit. After a successful upgrade audit, your certificate on version 4 will be replaced with a certificate on version 5 with the same expiration date • Upgrade audits against the requirements of the FSSC 22000 V5 schema will be performed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. (In exceptional circumstances, the V5 upgrade audit may be postponed to 2021, but this process must be completed in accordance with FSSC system requirements and by June 29. After this date, V4.1 certificates expire and the organization must start the ISO 17021 certification process from scratch to regain certification.) • The first audit against the new version is intended to be an announced audit • All remaining V4.1 certificates will be automatically set as invalid by the portal after June 29, 2021 and will therefore no longer be visible in the list of certified organizations on the FSSC 22000 website. In terms of frequent revisions, while other standards only need to keep up with GFSI developments, FSSC also needs to evolve after ISO developments. There were a lot of separate documents, now everything is in one document. What changed between versions 4.1 and 5? Well, ISO22000 has evolved, so all mentions of ISO22000:2005 have been changed to ISO22000:2018. What else? IMO, nothing 🙂 Then, even food fraud has been kept in the add-ons, while food fraud (and food defense for a small part) are now included in the ISO. On June 3, FSSC 22000 released version 5 of its certification system. An important reason for this revision is the publication of the ISO 22000:2018 standard last summer, which serves as the basis for the GFSI reference certification system.
The new version mainly contains structural changes, which we will present in this article. In addition, fssc22000 seems to have recently been plagued by a trend of frequent revisions. In addition, version 5 contains new definitions as well as additional information about the different categories. It improves on previous system requirements and enables integrated management system audits for FSSC 22000 quality. Here you can download the standard for free. Expect a new version 6 of the FSSC 22000 from 2021 with a food safety culture added to the list. Hello everyone, I read the FSSC v5 additional requirements, but I was confused that FSSC 22000 applies to the following industries: food manufacturing, food packaging manufacturing, feed production, agriculture, transportation and storage, catering, retail and wholesale. The GFSI benchmark applies to food production (C), feed production (D), transport and storage (G), food packaging (I) and biochemicals (K). The new version adopts the so-called high-level structure (HLS), the structure common to all new management system standards. The adoption of a common structure in all standards facilitates the integration of different management systems.
Users of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001 are already familiar with this structure. . . .