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FSSC 22000 Audit

Use a digital FSSC 22000 audit checklist to prepare your company for certification.

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FSSC 22000 Internal Audit Checklist

This template can be used as a guide together with the ISO 22000 Audit Checklist to assess the readiness of the business for FSSC 22000 certification.

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ISO 22000 Audit Checklist Template

Use this ISO 22000 audit checklist template to carry out an ISO 22000 audit in production in 5 steps.

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Food Manufacturing GMP Audit Checklist

Use this food manufacturing GMP audit checklist to review efficient processes and staff training on proper hygiene procedures.

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What does FSSC 22000 cover?

FSSC 22000 is an important food safety standard recognised by GFSI. An FSSC 22000 audit shows that your company has an efficient and effective food safety management system. In contrast to pure ISO 22000 certification, the FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) is internationally recognised.

The FSSC 22000 standard is suitable for food manufacturers who supply their products or ingredients to large food retailers and suppliers.

The following topics are covered in this article:

1. What is the requirement for an FSSC 22000 system?

2. Advantages of FSSC 22000 certification

3. A digital solution for preparing for FSSC 22000 certification

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What is the requirement for an FSSC 22000 system?

A wide variety of areas and services have a direct or indirect impact on food safety. The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) understands this to include the following five aspects that must be inspected.

  1. Supply
  2. Transportation and storage
  3. Out-sourced processes
  4. Cleaning
  5. Maintenance

Not all aspects are important for all operations. During the initial inventory, you can find out which relevant services you use. You can go through the following three steps:

  1. Conduct a threat assessment
  2. Implement measures to reduce threats
  3. Create food defence plan

It is important that service providers are given clear and specific instructions in the form of checklists. The following points should be included in the checklists so that the necessary food safety can also be achieved on the part of suppliers and service providers.

  1. Scope of activity
  2. Targeted cleaning schedules
  3. Hygiene rules
  4. Materials and equipment

All specifications must be properly implemented by your service provider and monitored by you. This is the only way to ensure that the FSSC requirements can be met.

Benefits of an FSSC 22000 certification

The FSSC 22000 standard is designed for suppliers and manufacturers of the food retail industry within the entire supply chain. This includes animal and perishable products, long shelf life products, food ingredients and food packaging materials that are processed or manufactured.

You will benefit from these 3 advantages of implementing an FSSC 22000 system:

  1. Large food retailers in particular require a GFSI certified system for suppliers.

  2. The standard makes it easier to introduce a HACCP system.

  3. The certification provides a framework that helps companies to organise their own food safety management system.

A digital solution for FSSC 22000 certification preparation

With Lumiform's mobile app, you can easily conduct quality and safety audits, report issues on the fly and quickly assign corrective action requests to responsible colleagues. Easy communication with all team members and third parties allows you to improve internal processes and resolve incidents that occur up to four times faster.

Lumiform's mobile app and desktop software allow you to implement checklists in digital form. This offers you many other advantages. All responsible persons can access the respective checklists at any time and from any location. If problems occur and corrective measures become necessary, you can inform the respective service provider directly. In addition, clean, transparent documentation helps to prevent high fines for non-compliance with legal regulations.

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