Food Safety management systems provide a framework for effectively managing the safety of food supply chain, from “farm to fork.” The international standard for food safety management brings together generally recognized food safety practices and is suitable for any organization along the entire food chain, including related organizations such as manufacturers and producers of food equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.
Recognized as an accreditation body by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification under the Food Safety System Certification 22000 scheme, SCC is able to offer accreditation to certification bodies that are interested in auditing and certifying food safety systems of food manufacturers.
The FSSC 22000 scheme, which is based on the certification requirements of ISO 22000 and BSI-PSA 220, is formally recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Scope of accreditation
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) accredits certification bodies that assess and certify food safety management systems to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 22000 Food Safety Management.
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, certification bodies are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps certification bodies deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.