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FSSC 22000 scheme: Food Safety System Certification
FSSC 22000 scheme

FSSC 22000 scheme: Food Safety System Certification

FSSC 22000 scheme: Food Safety System Certification

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Application of ISO 22000 + Prerequisite programmes in the Agri-food Industry or Manufacture of food containers: Food Safety Guarantee

FSSC 22000 it is a complete certification scheme for food safety management systems based on existing standards ISO 22000​, ISO 22003​and technical specifications for Prerequisite Programmes of the corresponding sector (food production, manufacture of containers for the food industry or for the Transport and Storage of foods), which has been included within the scope of the scheme version 4.1 published in July 2017.

There is also a range of additional requirements established in the FSSC scheme regarding specifications for services, staff supervision, input material management, food defence, fraud prevention, allergen management, labelling and environmental control.

Organisations that want to incorporate quality management in the scope of their certification can obtain FSSC certification 22000-Q, which is a combined certificate FSSC 22000 andISO ​ 9001.​​

Organisations that obtain the certificate in accordance with FSSC appear in the FSSC Registry of Certified Organisations, which is publicly accessible on (

The FSSC scheme 22000 has been approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative, along with other safety schemes, such as BRC or IFS.​​​

Together with this certification, AENOR makes is possible to also obtaining certificates in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and/or GMP based on the Codex Alimentarius. Find out about how to obtain three certificates.

The FSSC 22000 scheme applies to the following types of Agri-food industries and manufacturers of food containers:

1)     Food processing: ​​

  1. Processing of perishable animal products (p.ej. meat, free-range poultry, eggs, dairy and fish/seafood products)
  2. Processing of perishable plant products (p.ej. fruits, fresh juices, vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes)
  3. Processing of mixed animal and plant products (p.ej. Pizza, lasagne, sandwiches, pastries, prepared food)
  4. Processing of products stable at room temperature (p.ej. Canned products, cookies, aperitifs, oil, drinking water, drinks, pasta, flour, sugar, food-grade salt)
  5. (Bio)chemical products for the food industry (food Ingredients - Additives, vitamins, minerals, biocrops, flavourings, enzymes and adjuvants; excludes pesticides, medicines, fertilizers and cleaning agents)

2)     Manufacture of packaging material for the food industry (with direct or indirect contact)

3)     Transportation and storage (throughout the food chain) ​

As its structure is based in risk management, the FSSC certification22000 can be easily integrated into any process management system, such as UNE-EN-ISO 9001.​

It can also be carried out together with food safety audits of the private protocols of European large-scale distribution, such as BRC (Global Standard for Food Safety) and IFS (International Featured Standards) , using their standards for both food and container production, as long as these include requirements from a food safety system.

Now AENOR offers the opportunity to obtain—together with this certification—certificates in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and/or GMP based on the Codex Alimentarius. Find out about how to obtain three certificates.

Once the audit process has been completed, if the introduced system meets the requirements from the FSSC Scheme 22000, the organisation obtains:

  • The AENOR FSSC Certificate of Conformity 22000
  • When undergoing an audit of the ISO requirements 22000, if the customer wishes, it may also obtain the licence for use of AENOR's Food Safety mark.

In addition, organisations with management systems certified by AENOR have free access to AENORnet and a free monthly subscription to the UNE magazine.

As set out in Part II of the document: Requirements for Certification of the FSSC 22000 scheme. The licensee company has right to use the FSSC 22000 logo on its printed material, website and another promotional material provided it meets the design specifications outlined in the FSSC 22000 scheme documentation; however, the company may not use the FSSC 22000 certification logo, nor mention the certificate on its products, packaging, labels or in any other way that might suggest that FSSC 22000 certifies a product, process or service.​​

FSSC-22000 mark

FSSC 22000​ Mark

AENOR is authorised by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (see Certification bodies at )​​.