Guidance documents

FSSC Guidance documents are available to assist with implementing and managing the FSSC 22000 Certification, including GAP Analysis and Interpretation of other scheme documents.

  • Environmental Monitoring

    Guidance Document for FSSC 22000 certified organizations on how to implement environmental monitoring in their food safety management systems.

  • Food Fraud Mitigation

    The relevance of Food Fraud has grown over the last years, not in the least following a number of food scandals that have led to reduced consumer confidence in the Food Industry.

  • Food Defense

    Food Defense Programs shall be developed to reduce the risks from both internal and external threats in order to protect your customers.

  • Food Safety Culture

    This FSSC 22000 guidance document shows how the GFSI guiding questions link to ISO 22000:2018 and FSSC 22000 additional requirements.

  • Transport Tank Cleaning

    Guidance Document for FSSC 22000 certified organizations on how to include and control transport tank cleaning in their food safety management systems.

Additional documents

Overview of relevant additional documents to FSSC 22000 Scheme Version 5.1.

  • GFSI Benchmarking Statement of Conformity for FSSC 22000 V5.1

    This is to confirm that Foundation FSSC is recognised against version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements.

  • Changes Version 5 and Version 5.1

    An overview of the main changes between FSSC 22000 Version 5.0 and Version 5.1.

  • Upgrade Process Requirements: V5.1 – updated February 2021 Updated

    This document provides the requirements for the upgrade process from FSSC 22000 V5 to FSSC 22000 V5.1.

  • ISO 22000:2018 Gap Analysis

    ISO 22000:2018 Gap Analysis

Scheme versions

FSSC 22000

All current versions of the FSSC 22000 Scheme are shown here. You can navigate to each Scheme version for reference and download all available documents.