Bureau Veritas Certification receives Full Licence for FSSC 22000 Food Packaging Standard

30/07/14

Birmingham, 30 July 2014:  Bureau Veritas Certification is pleased to announce that it has received a full license for the delivery of certification audits against the FSSC 22000 standard’s Food Packaging Materials element. The FSSC 22000 standard contains a complete certification scheme for food safety systems of organizations in the food chain that process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetable products, products with a long shelf life, other food ingredients (e.g., additives, vitamins, bio-cultures), and food packaging materials. The standard incorporates ISO 22000, the internationally recognized ISO standard for food safety management systems. FSSC 22000 was developed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification and is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

“The achievement of a full license for FSSC 22000 Food Packaging Materials strengthens our relationship with the FSSC 22000 program and helps to solidify our position as a leading provider of audit services within the food industry,” said Patrick Bèle, Global Food Product Manager, Bureau Veritas Certification.

Bureau Veritas Certification is an accredited audit body for a variety of food and feed safety standards throughout the value chain, including the GMP+, GLOBALGAP, BRC, SQF, and IFS standards. It is one of few global certification bodies to receive a full license for FSSC 22000 Food Packaging Materials. With about 700 FSSC 22000 certificates issued worldwide, Bureau Veritas Certification is positioned as a global leader.

"We are proud to be among the first major global third-party certification bodies to receive this full FSSC 22000 Food Packaging license," said Jorge Hercules, Vice-President, Bureau Veritas Certification North America. "We will continue to provide audit services throughout the food value chain and continue in our shared endeavor to promote safety and sustainability throughout the food industry.”

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