SGS is pleased to confirm that it has achieved accreditation to provide certification against FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification after a successful assessment by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services).

The UKAS FSSC 22000 accreditation covers all of the areas of the accredited ISO 22000 scope which are relevant for FSSC 22000.

“SGS is proud of achieving this milestone as it is now even in a stronger position to be able to support our Clients’ food safety management systems through certification”, states Supreeya Sansawat, Global Manager of Food Services at SGS.

In December 2010, SGS was granted accreditation for FSSC 22000 by JAS-ANZ.

About FSSC 22000: The introduction of FSSC 22000 marks a major step closer towards a single, internationally accredited and recognised superior food safety standard. It combines the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management standard with the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 220 and other additional requirements, and it is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI is an organisation committed to benchmarking food safety management schemes with an aim towards fostering a convergence between food safety standards.

The FSSC 22000 standard is designed for food manufacturers who supply or plan to supply their products to major food retailers or major branded food companies. The currently ISO 22000 certified clients whose activities are within the applicable scope of FSSC 22000, Categories C (Animal Perishable Products), D (Fruit and Vegetable Perishable Products) and E (Shelf Stable Products), will need only a review on additional criteria to fully meet the requirements of the FSSC 22000.

SGS and the Food Industry: SGS provides efficient services to help safeguard quality and safety and assist in sustainable development throughout the whole food supply chain including raw and semi-manufactured foodstuffs and final products in all principal food segments. SGS is the world’s leading independent body in food safety and quality management systems certification with a global network of qualified auditors. To learn more, please visit SGS Food Safety.

For further information, please contact:

Outi Helena Maatta

1 place des Alpes
CH-1211 Geneva,
t: +41 22 739 9161
m: +41 79 251 8218

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.