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Bureau Veritas Certification Accredited for FSSC 22000 by UKAS

 

Neuilly sur Seine (France), January 6 2011 - Bureau Veritas Certification is pleased to announce that it has been recently accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the FSSC 22000 scheme.

What is FSSC 22000?

FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification 22000) is a certification scheme to food manufacturers, owned by the Foundation of Food Safety Certification. This scheme is intended for the audit and certification of manufacturing and processing of food ingredients and food products. Its development was supported by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the European Union (CIAA). The content of FSSC 22000 scheme has been benchmarked and approved by Global Food Safety Initiative, in February 2010. Today, this standard has the same acceptance as BRC and IFS standards.


 

FSSC 22000

 

What are the requirements?

To meet this certification scheme, manufacturers must take into account the following pre-requisites:

- Food Safety Management System, accordingly with ISO 22000:2005;
- Pre-requisite programs, as laid down on the ISO/TS 22002-1 or BSI-PAS 220:2008;
- Additional requirements.

Who is concerned?

This scheme applies to:

- Perishable animal products, excluding slaughtering and pre-slaughtering (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products);
- Perishable vegetal products (i.e. packaged fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, packaged fresh vegetables, preserved 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 biocultures) but excluding technical and technological aids.

 

FSSC 22000

 

What does Bureau Veritas Certification offer?

Bureau Veritas Certification can help every player in the food supply chain to meet the highest standards of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment compliance. Our auditors and inspectors are dedicated to specific sectors, they are able to assess your processes and deliver a high quality service.

Commenting on the new FSSC scheme, Cristina Chambel, Global Product Manager for Food at Bureau Veritas Certification, stated:

"I strongly believe that FSSC 22000 is the logical and needed evolution of Food Safety Management Systems as laid in ISO 22000. For the time being this is only applicable to the manufacturer step of the food chain, but I'm convinced that similar initiatives will be created for other sectors".

 

To know more about our FSSC 22000 services

For inquiries, please contact Bureau Veritas Certification

by email: grc_scscer@gr.bureauveritas.com

 

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