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ISO 22000 Food Safety System Certification (FSSC)

Achieving reliability throughout the food chain

What is ISO 22000 Certification for Food Safety?

ISO 22000 standard is the first international food safety management system standard, covering all of the food supply chain. Recent developments have seen the introduction of further supporting standards and schemes.

ISO TS 22002-1 standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes to assist in controlling food safety hazards for the manufacturing companies. This certification is always combined with ISO 22000. Both standards ensure that the best food management system is implemented.

FSSC 22000 - dedicated to food manufacturers and is an upgrade of ISO 22000. The content has been benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

ISO 22000 Certification - Benefits

  • Proves your commitment to food safety and customer requirements
  • A proactive approach to food safety
  • Increased transparency
  • Helps minimise significant food safety risks
  • Effective control of internal processes to minimise risk of failure
  • Allows you to measure your progress towards continual improvement of business performance creating a benchmark
  • Focus kept on your essential challenges


Other food sector schemes:

IFS standards, organic, responsible fishing, MSC, EN:15593. animal feed EFISC scheme. As most of these standards are built to be compatible, Bureau Veritas Certification offers integrated certification services, generating audit efficiency, consistency and optimisation.

ISO 22000: Why choose Bureau Veritas?

Food Expertise

Bureau Veritas Certification can help every player in the food supply chain to meet the highest standards of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental compliance. Bureau Veritas Certification has already issued more than 500 certificates worldwide.


Bureau Veritas Certification was part of the technical committee which developed the ISO 22000 standard from the very beginning.

It was the first international certification body worldwide to obtain ISO 22000 accreditation from DANAK. We are now accredited worldwide by the international accreditation body UKAS.

We can also provide locally accredited certification in 9 countries.


We are operate in more than 100 countries. This global presence means that our clients can receive the double advantage of international expertise combined with a genuine depth of local knowledge (language, culture, laws, customs, etc.) ensuring a high quality audit.

Mark of global recognition

The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.


ISO 22000 FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does IS0 22000 cover?

    Interactive communication: the Standard requires the organization to proactively communicate with key stakeholders in order to understand their needs and demands, and inform them of any variances.

    System Management: the standard builds on ISO 9001 to enhance the implementation of effective food safety systems.

    Hazard control: an effective system that can control food safety hazards to acceptable levels in end products (or delivered to the next step in the food supply chain).

  • Already certified ISO 9001, should I replace it with ISO 22000?

    No. ISO 22000 should be seen as a necessary complement to ISO 9001, not just as a stand-alone standard.

    When combined, the resulting system could deliver excellence in food manufacturing & supply.

  • Already certified on other standards, what should I focus on?

    If your company is certified in compliance with the Brisith Retail Consortium (BRC) or the International Food Standard (IFS), work will be necessary on in-house and external communication, documented HACCP analysis and the underlying documentation, as well as commitment from top management.

    If certified against DS3027 (HACCP), Dutch Criteria for HACCP or similar standards, you will need to focus on in-house and external communication, GMP-like management measures, and acceptable levels for critical parameters.

  • Should I train internal auditors on ISO 22000?

    The ISO 22000 standard requires that internal audits shall be performed by competent auditors.

    Bureau Veritas Certification offers IRCA registered training sessions from 3 to 5 days which could be arranged in-house.

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