License SQS suspended for three months

Integrity and full co-operation of the licensed Certification Bodies is the highest good for FSSC 22000. When certification bodies do not meet with the FSSC 22000 requirements and have received several official warnings, their case will be brought to the Sanction Committee.

Early April 2017 a new anonymous case was brought to the Sanction Committee. The committee decided that as of the 11th of April 2017 the license of SQS will be suspended for three months, till the 10th of July 2017. In this period SQS will have to show FSSC 22000 in detail that they are dedicated to FSSC 22000 and are able to meet with all the requirements.

Sanction Committee Procedure
The Sanction Committee exists of three members of the FSSC 22000 Board of Stakeholders. Cases for the Sanction Committee are presented anonymously to enable the members to make an objective judgment. The Committee has a number of penalties that can be imposed:

1. Warning
2. Training
3. Assessment on CB’s own costs
4. Suspension for three months
5. Termination of the license.