The standard consists of three components: ISO 22000, PRPs and the additional FSSC 22000 requirements. The international standard ISO 22000 forms the basis for FSSC 22000 and outlines the requirements for management, for internal and external communication and points out the continuous improvement approach. This is the reason why the revision of ISO 22000 has such a big impact on FSSC 22000. The sector specific PRPs (Pre-Requisite-Program) makes sure that FSSC 22000 is applicable for (nearly) all companies in the supply chain. The additional FSSC 22000 requirements ensure consistency and integrity and regularize the administration and management of FSSC 22000.
Moreover, there is an optional quality management module, which includes all the integrable elements of ISO 9001 into the FSSC 22000 certification. This way it is possible to combine a Food Safety Management Certification with a Quality Management Certification.
FSSC 22000 is applicable for the following branches: food manufacturing, food packaging manufacturing, animal feed production, farming and newly also transport and storage, catering and retail and wholesale. GFSI benchmark is valid for food manufacturing (C), animal feed production (D), transport and storage (G), food packaging manufacturing (I) and bio chemicals (K).