What happened to the PAS 220 and PAS 223?

The PAS 220 and 223 documents were originally used along with ISO 22000 to make up the requirements for FSSC 22000 certification. They have both been replaced with ISO Technical Specifications. The PAS documents played an important role in GFSI recognition for an ISO based certification scheme. The PAS documents contained prerequisite program requirements for […]

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In the latest ISO 22000:2005 will (or SHOULD) we replace the old PAS220 with TS 22002-1:2009?

FAQ:In the latest ISO 22000:2018 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 Answer: The PAS 220 is now withdrawn and replaced by TS 22002-1.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 […]

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Prerequisite Programs (PRPs)

Prerequisite Programs What are prerequisite programs? Prerequisite programs (PRPs) are programs and practices that are put in place to maintain a sanitary environment and minimize the risk of introducing a food safety hazard. Provide suitable building and equipment design and construction Plan and Implement Pre-requisite programs Address statutory, regulatory and customer requirements as well as […]

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FSSC 22000 is GFSI Recognized and Growing Rapidly

FSSC 22000 is growing quickly Over 10,000 certificates have already been issued for FSSC 22000 (end of 2016), and interest in the standard is growing worldwide. With many multinational food companies asking their suppliers for GFSI recognized certification, companies across the globe are pursuing FSSC 22000 certification. Read more   Recent changes include expanding the […]

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Creating a Certification Project Plan

Creating a Project Plan Once you make the decision to implement a Food Safety Management System and  achieve certification you will need to plan your project. Start with a Gap Analysis. A Gap Analysis is an audit of your current system against the requirements of the standard that you have chosen.Use a checklist prepared for […]

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Resources for Food Safety Certification

What resources does a company need to build a certified Food Safety Management System (FSMS)? Resource #1: Gap Analysis Audit First it is important to recognize the systems that may already be in place to manage food safety. Identify processes you have in place, including: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Prerequisite Programs (PRPs) HACCP You will […]

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The food safety modernization act and GFSI Certification

FSMA and GFSI Can a GFSI recognized certification help your organization meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act? Take a look at the 5 proposed rules under FSMA, and you will see a significant relationship between what is being considered and the current approach of GFSI recognized food safety certification requirements. FSMA Proposed rules […]

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What is the difference between SQF and GFSI Certification?

There is often confusion about the relationship between GFSI and SQF or FSSC 22000 Certification. We will try to clear that up. GFSI is a global food network made up of hundreds of retailers and manufacturers worldwide. The GFSI organization determined which set of requirements would be essential to a good food safety management system. […]

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