FSSC 22000 publishes Scheme Version 5

Transition between 1 January and 31 December 2020


The Foundation FSSC 22000 presentes the Version 5 of the FSSC 22000 certification Scheme.

This new edition incorporates all the improvements included in the new ISO 22000 standard which has been published in June 2018. Another major change in the Scheme is the addition of a separate part containing requirements tailored to Training Organizations. This new Scheme part is intended to improve transparency on the expectations for FSSC 22000 licensed Training Organizations.
“The adoption of the new ISO 22000 high level structure in Version 5 provides a great opportunity for organizations to enable the integration of their food safety management system with other management systems such as ISO 9001 for quality management. Along with a focus on operational risks, there is now additional consideration for organizational risks and opportunities which enable more sustainable and consistent business practices for all stakeholders along the food supply chain.” Sally Elsherif, QA Director Operations (Metro) and member of the FSSC Board of Stakeholders

All Scheme parts are now compiled into one document to improve the readability. The mandatory Annexes are made available through a set of separate documents.

The Scheme Version 5 has been developed in close cooperation with key stakeholders such as representatives from Certification Bodies, Accreditation Bodies, Training Organizations and representatives from the food industry itself. The development of the project was managed by the FSSC 22000 team and guided by the FSSC 22000 Advisory Committee and Board of Stakeholders which have determined that all certified organizations shall be audited against Version 5 between 1 January and 31 December 2020.

The Scheme is now available in English, but translations can be expected in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese in September 2019. (Source: https://www.fssc22000.com )