SGS Now Offers Accredited FSSC 22000 Certification to Food Packaging Industry
(GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 4 NOVEMBER, 2013) – SGS Systems and Services Certification Pty Ltd. is pleased to confirm that it has achieved an extension to the existing scope to also provide accredited certification against FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification) to the Food Packaging Material Manufacturing category after a successful assessment by JAS-ANZ (The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand). SGS Systems and Services Certification Pty Ltd was one of the very first certification bodies in the world to have granted accreditation on FSSC 22000 back in 2010.
“SGS is proud of achieving this milestone as it is now even in a stronger position to be able to support our clients in the Food Packaging Manufacturing industry worldwide with food safety management systems through accredited FSSC 22000 certification”, states Naghmeh Raiyat, Global Business Manager, Food at SGS.
About FSSC 22000:
FSSC 22000 is the fastest growing GFSI benchmarked food safety certification scheme. 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. According to the Foundation of Food Safety Certification, more than 6,000 FSSC 22000 certificates have been issued worldwide and 750 of these for the certification of food packaging manufacturing. SGS is global leader in FSSC 22000 certification.
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. Manufacturers of packaging material for the food industry that already hold an ISO 22000 and PAS 223 certificate can upgrade to FSSC 22000. PAS 223 addresses specific food safety issues in the design and manufacture of packaging materials.
For more comprehensive information is available in the SGS white paper about FSSC 22000.
To learn more, please visit Food Safety website.
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