FSSC 22000 Version 6 Becomes Mandatory as of 1 April 2024

As of 1 April 2024, Version 6 of the FSSC 22000 Scheme is mandatory for all organizations seeking FSSC 22000 certification.

This updated version integrates the latest requirements of ISO 22003-1:2022 and strengthens support for organizations in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Version 6 of the FSSC 22000 certification Scheme was published on 31 March 2023. Organizations have had a 12-month window to prepare for the new requirements and CBs for implementation and gaining accreditation. The first audits to Version 6 will commence from 1 April 2024 onwards, and all FSSC 22000 certified organizations must complete the Version 6 upgrade audit before 31 March 2025.

To provide comprehensive guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition process, the Version 6 Upgrade Process document details the transition requirements, and an additional Scheme Document highlights the changes between Version 5.1 and Version 6.