FSSC 22000 V5.1

Certification of food safety management systems - requirements for companies throughout the food chain
(FSSC 22000 V5.1 looses its validity per March 31st, 2025 and will be replaced by FSSC 22000 V6.)


FSSC 22000 (GFSI approved procedure) is suitable for the implementation of and compliance with food safety in order to meet international food specifications


The implementation of the specifications of standards (PRP, HACCP, traceability, recall/return, verification/validation, etc.) guarantee food safety requirements. ISO/TS 22002-1 includes practical implementation (such as PRP programmes).

Target groups

Food and food ingredient manufacturers that need a globally and GFSI approved certificate.


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after three years.


The SQS certificate of conformity with FSSC 22000 Issue 5.1 (Food) has international recognition.


FSSC 22000 can be combined with all norms and standards.

Lead Auditor
Clelia Jakobi
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