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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What are the FSSC 22000 requirements?

As the FSSC 22000 is fully based on the ISO 22000 standard, the basic requirements of the ISO 22000 must first be met. Here are some pointers from the ISO 22000:2018 requirements document for Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS): 

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(…) to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update an FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use
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obtaining evidence that a control measure (..) will be capable of effectively controlling the significant food safety hazard
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(…) observations or measurements to assess whether a process is operating as intended.
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to evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and to demonstrate conformity with them

Watch this video to see how FSSC 22000 certification can be achieved.

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.

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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.  

If temperatures go beyond the legal requirements, alerts are automatically triggered so that previously defined corrective measures can be initiated and critical process steps improved.

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.

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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.

This is how Kizy Tracking’s real-time data supports you:

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Kizy’s live tracker delivers real-time data (location, temperature, light) of the supply chain, allowing end-to-end quality control of the entire food chain worldwide.
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Real-time temperature tracking data is automatically transmitted from the tracker without human interaction, ensuring that quality has not been compromised.
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Kizy enables proactive and effective monitoring of food shipments along the entire cold chain / food supply chain through management by exception.
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Live track-and-trace supports the identification and immediate corrective actions for potential food safety hazards.
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Visibility data allows detailed process analyses and is used for documentation of temperature monitoring.
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The Kizy Tracking solution gives you control of operational processes worldwide and increases accountability. 
Because Kizy Tracking is a broad-based IoT tracking solution, it can help you provide the necessary proof that the requirements of FSSC 22000 have been met from harvest to consumption. We are able to help you in your certification process, ensure food safety along the entire cold chain and provide real-time tracking data to your already certified business.

Try if Kizy works for your cold chain monitoring needs by requesting a test kit!