More than 70 food factories including the Wrigley plant in Tennessee, Tropicana factories in Fort Pierce and Bradenton, Kraft’s biscuit factory in Granollers, Spain, and DSM’s vitamins factory in Ayrshire, Scotland, have now gained certification under the new food safety management scheme FSSC 22000.
Developed by major branded food manufacturers as an alternative to retailer-backed schemes such as the BRC (British Retail Consortium) global standard, FSSC 22000 secured full approval from standards benchmarking body the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in February.
FSSC 22000 incorporates ISO 22000 and Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 220. Manufacturers already certified against ISO 22000 will therefore only need a validation of ISO 22000 certification and an additional review against the PAS 220 or ISO TS 22002-1 to meet the requirements of FSSC 22000.
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