Key information about the FSSC 22000 and how Kizy Tracking can support the certification process with real-time data
More and more food companies and retailers are requiring their suppliers to have a Food Safety Management System that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to ensure consumer trust in the supply of safe food and drinks. FSSC 22000 is designed to help organizations establish and continually improve their management of food safety. It is a complete certification scheme for food safety and quality management systems, ensuring the visibility of food management up and down the supply chain. By using IoT tracking solutions such as Kizy, end-to-end visibility of supply chains can be achieved worldwide.
What is FSSC 22000?
The Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000 standard is proof of a comprehensive management system for food and food safety. The independent standard is globally recognized in international trade and the processing industry. Its accreditation by the Global GFSI, which has the world’s largest collaboration for food safety, reinforces the validity of the standard. The certification can be applied to any company along the entire food supply chain from manufacturing, processing, packaging, to even feed manufacturing. The standard also covers the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). The general aim is tangible and verifiable improvements in food safety as well as consistent compliance of international food industry requirements.
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FSSC 22000 v.s. ISO 22000
Although ISO 22000 is the global standard for Food Safety Management Systems, it is not recognized by the GFSI. These are two independent standards, which are very similar in their approach, aims and requirements. If your business is already ISO 22000 certified, you only need an additional review of the technical specifications for sector PRPs and a number of additional scheme requirements to be FSSC 22000 certified. The additional requirements increase the supply chain’s transparency and help your business achieve more control and safety within the supply chain. If you wish to certify your business, why not in the best way possible?
Whether you apply directly for the FSSC 22000 or build on your existing ISO 22000, it is worth it! (More information can be found on video From ISO 22000 to FSSC 22000)
Why do I need to certify my supply chain management system?
Certifying your supply chain management system necessitates safety compliance of your production processes, ensuring that the production is done within a safe environment. A certified management system makes it possible to identify, assess and monitor potential food safety hazards to allow end-consumers to enjoy the product with peace of mind. Risk analysis is the key to effective supply chain management, enabling companies to develop appropriate crisis control measures and expertise building. With certifications such as the FSSC 22000, food and food packaging material manufacturers can ensure supply chain security and continuous monitoring of compliance with health and safety regulations. A certified management system according to FSSC 22000 safeguards your products from contamination and potential liabilities. Businesses can easily build on their existing certified quality management system such as the ISO 9001 to be FSSC 22000 certified.
How can Kizy Tracking help? Real-time temperature data for HACCP
HACCP is a basis for food safety management programs and for compliance with GFSI audit schemes and is part of the FSSC 22000 standards’ requirements. To prevent microbiological hazards in a cold chain, an HACCP analysis is used to determine where and when which temperatures must be maintained and specifically controlled in order to prevent hazards to consumers.
This is where Kizy Tracking can support by providing real-time temperature data, for example, during the transport of temperature-sensitive goods along the cold chain or at critical control points (CCP) such as the transition from warehouse to refrigerated truck to store shelf.
HACCP further requires that the monitoring of the control points must be documented. Kizy Tracking lets you know the status of critical control points and where and when irregular events occurred. This is automatically done as the temperature data is transmitted onto Kizy’s online platform for further evaluation and process analysis. This data can be used as proof for customers and regulators.
Find out how real-time Temperature Tracking with Kizy can support companies in seamless cold chain monitoring.
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In order to be FSSC 22000 compliant, your company’s food safety management system must be able to a) guarantee food safety in the cold chain and b) ultimately be able to prove this.