The integrity of the Scheme and performance of its licensed CBs is of the upmost importance of FSSC 22000. To safeguard these aspects, regulations are secured in the FSSC 22000 Sanction Policy.

Based on the Sanction Policy regulations, it has been decided that as of 24 August 2023, the FSSC 22000 license of Certification Body DQS CFS GmbH is suspended for six months, until 24 February 2024.

During this period, DQS CFS GmbH will have to show FSSC 22000 in detail that they are dedicated to FSSC 22000 and can meet all the requirements. DQS is allowed to service all existing clients in terms of surveillance audits and recertifications.