FAQ:In the latest ISO 22000:2005 will (or SHOULD) we replace the old PAS220 with TS 22002-1:2009?
Answer: The PAS 220 is now withdrawn and replaced by TS 22002-1. To understand how it is used it is important to recognize the difference between ISO 22000 Certification and FSSC 22000 Certification; they are two different certification schemes.
ISO 22000 Certification is to the ISO 22000 document only. ISO/TS 22002-1 is intended to be used in conjunction with, and to support, ISO 22000:2005 which gives requirements for a food safety management system. It is not a requirement of ISO 22000 and may be used in parts or in its entirety, depending on the nature of food manufacturing operations.
FSSC 22000 Certification requires ISO 22002 AND ISO/TS 22002-1 requirements to be met, along with a few more requirements from FSSC 22000.
For ISO 22000 Certification – ISO/TS 22002-1 is a guide, and can be used in part or all
For FSSC 22000 Certification – ISO/TS 22002-1 is required (for food processors)
This is important to understand because ISO 22000 is not recognized by GFSI, and FSSC 22000 is recognized by GFSI. GFSI recognition is very important to large manufacturers and retailers; they are requiring GFSI recognized certification from their suppliers.