FSSC 22000 Board of Stakeholders has determined that all certified sites shall be audited against the FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 starting January 1, 2018.
Certification Bodies (CB’s) shall prepare to start offering accredited certification against FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 by providing the SCC evidence of the following:
a) Provide a gap analysis identifying that FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 has been implemented in the CB management system.
b) Evidence that qualified auditors and other responsible personnel are trained for FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4.
c) Evidence that the inclusion of FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 in the CB management system has been verified by an internal audit covering:
- FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4
- ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015
- ISO/TS 22003:2013
- Information to certified organizations about FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4
- Training of all CB personnel
d) Any identified deficiencies shall be closed or covered by a corrective action plan that is implemented before December 31, 2017.
e) Statement of management commitment confirming the CB is ready for and in compliance with FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 requirements.
To achieve FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 accreditation before January 1, 2018, CBs holding a FSSC 22000 license are expected to transition to FSSC 22000 Scheme version 4 before December 31, 2017.
Transition documentation shall be submitted to the SCC no later than September 8, 2017.
Affected SCC customers
FSSC 22000 customers
Should you have any questions about this decision, SCC kindly asks that you contact your assigned account manager.