LRQA has been approved to deliver certification services against the FSSC Transport & Storage and FSSC Catering modules. These both form a part of the GFSI-recognised FSSC 22000 Food Safety Scheme, which is based on existing ISO standards.
Certification provides a framework for effectively managing an organisation's food safety responsibilities. Although the procedures for FSSC modules Transport & Storage and Catering have many similarities with the existing FSSC Food, Feed and Packaging ones, LRQA is pleased to see that there are some very specific elements which have been brought in to drive food safety across global supply chains and catering outlets.
Organisations involved in food transportation and storage have a responsibility to protect the foods, ingredients and raw or packaging materials from hazards, contamination and adulteration during transport and storage. Similarly, the catering sector faces similar issues, underpinned with a commitment to driving consumer trust.
Being awarded certification to these additional FSSC 22000 modules not only provides a dedicated framework but also transparently demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to driving food safety and use of best practices; both modules are a welcome addition to LRQA's food assurance services portfolio thereby ensuring that value is continually added to the many thousands of clients that LRQA serves worldwide.
More information about LRQA's wide range of food assessment and training services can be found here.