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FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards.

ISO 22000 is the internationally recognised standard for food safety management systems.

Organisations distributing or exporting their products anywhere in the world can use this standard to prove due diligence and give confidence to their customers.

Industry and Governments have generally relied on random sampling (inspection) of the end product to ensure the quality of food. This tends to be reactive rather than preventive. FSSC 22000, and its foundation standard, ISO 22000, are both based on a hazard analysis and  risk assessment model commonly known as HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point), adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and is based on the traditional engineering model FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis).

ISO 22000 incorporates the seven principles of HACCP and Pre-requisite Programs (PRPs) into the model of the Continual Improvement Cycle to ensure a robust system controlled on the principles of Plan-Do-Check-Act.

In addition to the requirements laid down in ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 elaborates on the GMP and infrastructure requirements essential to proving food safety systems comparable around the world.

TQCSI Advance's expertise in Food Safety certification is extensive and includes:

  • Dairy

  • Meat and poultry

  • Agricultural produce

  • Fruit and vegetable processing

  • Snack food manufacturing and Restaurants & hotels


Since the success of any management system finally depends on the awareness and acceptance of the workforce, we also conduct short, high-powered Food Safety Training Programs aimed at increasing awareness, incorporating a sense of responsibility and boosting the morale of lower level operators.

We also conduct GMP audits to ensure your pre-requisite programs are adequately planned and robustly implemented.

The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization's food safety responsibilities It demonstrates your company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers.

FSSC 22000 defines requirements for integrated processes that work together to control and minimize food safety hazards.

Once a facility implements processes that address all the requirements of FSSC 22000, they can be certified to FSSC 22000. The certification program is managed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification:

FSSC 22000 Fundamentals

The FSSC System was designed to provide companies in the food industry with an ISO based FSMS certification that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Recognition by GFSI provides worldwide recognition and acceptance by food manufacturers and retailers. More information on GFSI can be found at the website: .

The FSSC 22000 system uses a management systems approach to food safety, using ISO 22000 for the management system requirements and ISO Technical Standards or Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) for prerequisite program requirements. The food safety management system integrates nicely with other management systems such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

The certification audit and surveillance audits also take a management systems approach, with a process based audit instead of a checklist based audit. The audits determine if your FSMS meets the requirements of the standard; if it does your organization is recommended for certification. If it does not you will need to make improvements to the system before achieving certification. There is no score or grade from the audit.