Delivering trust and impact on global food safety with FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 contains a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems that is aligned with the ISO Management System approach and the ISO Harmonized Structure.

FSSC 22000 scheme documents

Developed through extensive and open consultation with global stakeholders, the FSSC 22000 scheme uses international and independent standards such as ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22003, and technical specifications for sector-specific Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), including ISO/TS 22002-1.

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In March 2023, FSSC 22000 published version 6.0 of its scheme.

FSSC 22000

Providing trust to the food supply chain

Compliance is monitored by the FSSC Integrity Program, Certification Bodies, and Accreditation bodies. Compliance activities are used to identify trends and define improvements in conjunction with licensed partners. Together with our partners, we ensure a positive impact on the consumer goods industry worldwide.

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Certification Bodies

Our licensed partners provide FSSC audits and deliver certifications worldwide.


Accreditation Bodies

FSSC partners with Accreditation Bodies worldwide and is associated with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Foundation FSSC and FSSC 22000

Transparent governance structure for your benefit

The FSSC 22000 Scheme is managed by Foundation FSSC and governed by an independent Board of Stakeholders comprising representatives from sectors across the food industry.

To ensure transparency and involvement of the industry, an Advisory Committee makes recommendations regarding several topics, including technical aspects like unannounced audits & food fraud, guidance documents, and Scheme revisions. The Advisory Committee reports to the Board of Stakeholders.

What is
FSSC 22000?

FSSC 22000 has been delivering impact on global food safety for over 12 years. The Scheme provides a certification model that can be used in the whole food supply chain to ensure food safety standards and processes. FSSC 22000 is GFSI recognized and follows the food chain category description as defined in ISO/TS 22003.

Scheme documents

The Scheme documents contain the requirements for organizations to gain FSSC 22000 certification. Even before applying for certification, businesses can use these free documents to assess, develop, implement, and improve their food and feed safety management systems.


FSSC accredited Certification Bodies use the Scheme documents to assess and audit the applicant organization’s continuous compliance with the requirements of the FSSC 22000 Scheme. This way-of-working assures the performance of the food and feed safety management system within certified organizations.

The 3 elements that make FSSC 22000

1: Based on ISO 22000

FSSC 22000 is based on international and independent standards such as ISO 22000, ISO/TS 22003.

2: Sector specific PRPs

We make use of technical specifications for sector specific Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), such as ISO/TS 22002-1 to ensure hygienic environments within organizations.

3: Additional Requirements

Requirements in addition to the scheme ensure consistency and integrity, provide governance, and add agility in addressing emerging food safety issues.

Why choose the FSSC Development Program

Take your first step towards food safety certification

Small and medium-sized organizations (SMEs) play a significant role in the food supply chain. To support these organizations in the supply of safe food, we offer the FSSC Development Program. The FSSC Development Program provides a two-level approach to support SMEs in producing safe food. It is aligned with CODEX HACCP, GFSI Global Markets and fits into the FSSC 22000 structure.