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FSSC 22000 Certification & Training Services

Certification and training for FSSC 22000.

The globally recognised Food Safety System Certification 22000 V5.1 provides a framework for managing food safety and quality responsibilities.

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What is FSSC 22000?

Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), FSSC 22000 V5.1 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.

LRQA is a 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.

Benefits of FSSC 22000

  • New business

FSSC 22000 certification improves your ability to work with the many organizations 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 organizations and raw material processors specify FSSC 22000 as part of their supplier approval process.

What’s new in FSSC 22000 V5.1?

FSSC 22000 V5.1 takes into consideration the GFSI scheme updates, in addition to strengthening requirements for CB performance as part of continuous improvement. Audits for FSSC 22000 V5.1 can take place from 1 April 2021.

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.

Remote audit: know your options

Our technology enables us to audit your business remotely, in accordance with FSSC 22000 criteria. When on-site visits aren’t available, fully remote audits are an option for existing FSSC 22000 certification holders at sites due renewal audits, regular surveillance audits, transition audits and follow up activity for non-conformities, excluding critical non-conformities. Conducted by trained food safety specialists, our remote audits are thorough yet practical and deliver the value you would expect from an on-site visit.

Clients' feedback

LRQA’s auditors are always transparent and technically very sound. They always encourage improvement and go well beyond the requirements of standards.

Sahyadri Farms

Using experienced, external independent auditors from LRQA proves to us and to the companies we supply, that we’re doing things right.


LRQA’s pragmatic audit and training services, combined with a concern for focusing on customers’ needs, allow us to demonstrate our commitment to quality.

Royal Canin

Why work with LRQA?

Global Capabilities

LRQA has operated in 148 countries and help 61,000 businesses across the globe of all sizes to support our clients' needs and meet their expectations.


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 experts not only in understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas but in applying them pragmatically in ways that guarantee impact both today and in the long term.

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