Accreditation for FSSC 22000 Management Systems

Food safety relates to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Because food safety hazards can be introduced at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. FSSC 22000 is a GFSI-benchmarked food safety management systems certification scheme.

FSSC 22000 is a subordinate standard program in ANAB’s fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the FSSC 22000 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB’s EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.


Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 23

CL 5314, ISO-TS 22003:2013 Requirement Matrix

Available from the Foundation for Food Safety Certification:

FSSC 22000 Certification Scheme:

Part 0, Definitions

Part I, Scheme Overview

Part II, Requirements for Certification

Part III, Requirements for Certification Process

Part IV, Requirements for Certification Bodies

Part V, Requirements for Accreditation Bodies

Annex 1 Part IV, Certificate scope statements

Annex 2 Part IV, Audit time calculation

Annex 3 Part IV, Nonconformity grading

Annex 4 Part IV, Audit reports

Annex 4a Part IV, Audit report template

Annex 5 Part IV, Auditor competence

Annex 6.1 Part IV, FSSC 22000 Certificate

Annex 6.2 part IV, FSSC 22000 Quality Certificate

Available from ANSI (with member discount):

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain

ISO/TS 22002-1:2009, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 1: Food manufacturing

ISO/TS 22002-2:2013, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 2: Catering

ISO/TS 22002-3:2011, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 3: Farming

ISO/TS 22002-4:2013, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 4: Food packaging

ISO/TS 22002-6:2016, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 6: Food and animal food production

ISO/TS 22003:2013, Food safety management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems

Available from the Global Food Safety Initiative:

GFSI Guidance Document, Sixth Edition

Available from IAF:

IAF MD 16, Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)

Available from BSI:

PAS 222:2013, Prerequisite programmes for food safety in food retail in the manufacture of food and feed for animals

Available from NEN:

NTA 8059:2016, Prerequisite program on food safety for transport and storage

Scoping for FSSC 22000

ANAB requirements for scoping for FSSC 22000 are included in ANAB Accreditation Rule 23

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