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Food safety and risk management.

Designed to encourage consistency of standards through the transparency of food safety practices, the globally-recognised FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for managing food safety and quality responsibilities.

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LRQA is the market leader in FSSC 22000 certification with over 5000 customers globally. Working with the world’s largest and most complex food manufacturers as well as smaller producers and farmers with specific needs, we have built an unparalleled understanding of the sector.

Recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), FSSC 22000 represents a comprehensive approach to food safety risk management throughout the food supply chain. The standard covers food and feed safety management systems as well as transportation and on-site storage where relevant.

Benefits of FSSC 22000

New business

FSSC 22000 certification improves your ability to work with the many organisations for whom FSSC 22000 is a contractual obligation.

Customer confidence

FSSC 22000 enhances your reputation, giving your customers confidence in your production and supply chain management system.

Client approved

Many retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors specify FSSC 22000 as part of their supplier approval process.

Need help with FSSC 22000?

LRQA were pioneers of FSSC 22000 and have long been one of the primary providers of audits against the current standard. As with all our food safety services, we offer you a tailored package that suits your specific business needs including everything from additional modules to training and gap analysis of your site.

Why work with us?


LRQA maintains independence and impartiality by proactively managing conflicts of interest across business units, including those that exist between consultancy and third-party certification services. As such, we do not offer consultancy for any management system in the process of, or after completing, third-party certification with LR.

Technical expertise

LRQA auditors are industry specialists who we match to your business; allowing a comprehensive audit of your system.  We’re expert not only in understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas but in applying them pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact both today and in the long-term.

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