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FSSC 22000 Certification & Training Services

Certification and training for FSSC 22000.


LRQA is a market leader in FSSC 22000 certification. 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 V5.1 represents a comprehensive approach to food safety risk management throughout the food supply chain. FSSC 22000 V5.1 takes into consideration the GFSI scheme updates, in addition to strengthening requirements for CB performance as part of continuous improvement.

The standard covers food and feed safety management systems as well as transportation and on-site storage where relevant.

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Expand your knowledge of FSSC 22000 with our range of courses that have been designed for varying levels of experience and learning styles.

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An optional service where one of our expert auditors helps you identify any weak areas or non-conformities prior to your formal FSSC 22000 audit. 

Accredited certification

An independent two-phase approach that provides a clear statement of your capabilities. Accredited certification helps you build trust with stakeholders and win new business.

Our FSSC 22000 Services

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Local & global expertise

Our highly skilled auditors are everywhere you are. Our global footprint means we can deliver a local service with the same dedication to quality and excellence. 

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Flexible delivery

In most cases, our FSC 22000 training and certification services can be delivered on-site or remotely. If you opt for our remote delivery methods, you’ll receive the same high-quality service with access to global expertise. 

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Beyond compliance

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 which guarantee immediate and long-term impact.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is FSSC 22000?

    FSSC 22000 is a food safety management system certification scheme that is based on the ISO 22000 standard and includes additional requirements for the prerequisite programs of the food industry. FSSC 22000 provides a framework for effectively managing food safety hazards, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving efficiency within the entire food supply chain.

  • What is new with FSSC 22000 version 6?

    FSSC version 6 will be published in April 2023. FSSC version 6 includes several updates and changes to the standard. There will be a newer focus on food fraud prevention as well as various changes to the requirements for food allergens, environmental monitoring, and food defence. 

  • What are the benefits of FSSC 22000?

    There are 4 BRCGS standards for certification for food manufacturing, package manufacturing and storage and distribution. The BRCGS Food, Packaging and Storage Distribution standards are all GFSI Benchmarked as equivalent to FSSC, IFS, and SQF standards.

    The benefits of FSSC 22000 are:

    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.

  • How long does FSSC 22000 certification last?

    Once approved, certification is valid for three years subject to effective system maintenance demonstrated through 12 monthly audits.

  • How much does FSSC 22000 certification cost?

    The cost of FSSC 22000 certification varies depending on multiple factors such as the size of the organisation, the organisation structure, and the scope of the certification. To request a quote based on your specific needs contact us here

  • What is the typical FSSC 22000 certification process?

    The path your organisation takes to achieve FSSC 22000 certification depends on
    your business’s size, maturity, and existing approach to managing risk, amongst other
    factors. But the standard process to becoming FSSC certified includes three main steps.

    Your organisation can request a voluntary FSSC 22000 pre-audit as preparation for the initial FSSC 22000 certification audit. When your organisation is ready, request the initial certification audit. The auditor will go on-site to review your food safety and quality systems, products and production processes in line with FSSC 22000 requirements. The auditor will issue an action plan listing all the findings and your company will have to complete it detailing the implemented corrections, root cause and the corrective action plans. The report and action plan released by the auditor is the subject of an independent technical review. Based on the result of the technical review, the certificate issuance is recommended or not.

  • Does GFSI recognise FSSC 22000?

    Yes, FSSC 22000 is recognised by the GFSI. Organisations certified with FSSC 22000 can be recognised worldwide by manufacturers, retailers and other food service organisations as having a food management system which meets international standards. Furthermore, organisations certified to FSSC 22000 may be eligible to participate in other GFSI-recognised schemes such as SQF and BRCGS.

  • What is the diffference between ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000?

    ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 are both international standards, designed to provide a food safety management system (FSMS). However, FSSC 22000 is recognised by GSFI. If your customers require you to be certified to a GFSI-recognised standard, then FSSC 22000 could be the most suitable for your organization because, in addition to GSFI, the scheme also uses ISO 22000 as the requirement for the management system.

Are you already certified to FSSC 22000 and would like to transfer?

If you hold a valid accredited certificate of approval with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your FSSC 22000 certification to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.


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