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Food safety relates to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Because food safety hazards can be introduced at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. FSSC 22000 is a GFSI-benchmarked food safety management systems certification scheme.
FSSC 22000 is a subordinate standard program in ANAB’s fee schedule. Applicant CBs shall be accredited by ANAB for ISO 22000 obtain a provisional license from the Foundation for Food Safety Certification in accordance with FSSC 22000, Part IV.
Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.
You can view the FSSC 22000 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB’s EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.
Available from the Foundation FSSC 22000:
FSSC 22000 Scheme
FSSC 22000 Annexes 1-9
FSSC 22000 Guidance DocumentsAvailable from ANSI (with member discount):
ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain
ISO/TS 22003:2013, Food safety management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 1: Food manufacturing
ISO/TS 22002-2:2013, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 2: Catering
ISO/TS 22002-3:2011, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 3: Farming
ISO/TS 22002-4:2013, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 4: Food packaging
ISO/TS 22002-5:2019, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 5: Transport and Storage
ISO/TS 22002-6:2016, Prerequisite programmes on food safety - Part 6: Food and animal food productionAvailable from the Global Food Safety Initiative:
GFSI Benchmarking RequirementsAvailable from IAF:
IAF MD 16:2015, Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)
Available from BSI:
PAS 221, Prerequisite programmes for food safety in retail
ANAB requirements for scoping for FSSC 22000 are included in ANAB Accreditation Rule 23
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