Launching FSSC approved 22000 V5 training courses.

The latest version of Food Safety System Certification 22000 was released June 3 2019. Version 5 is a revised version of FSSC 22000 v 4.1, formally launched in July 2017. The main reasons for changes in the new version of FSSC 22000 v 5 are:

  • Publication of the new ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Inclusion of the Board of Stakeholders list of decisions
  • Compliance with GFSI requirements
  • Continual improvement process

Audits against the former version Food Safety System Certification 22000 v 4.1 are only allowed until 31 December 2019 and all issued Food Safety System 22000 certificates v 4.1 will become invalid after 29 June 2021. Upgrade audits against Food Safety System Certification 22000 v 5 scheme requirements shall be conducted between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Following approval by the Foundation Food Safety System Certification (FSSC), Con Cert Quality Management has launched three training courses to provide food companies with in-depth knowledge and easy-to-apply, practical information on FSSC 22000 V5.

Food companies across the supply chain can now access FSSC version 5 approved training courses from leading certification and assurance business, Con Cert Quality Management (CCQM).

A Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised Scheme, Food Safety System Certification 22000 V5 certification helps businesses integrate their food safety management system with other management systems. It also ensures continuous improvement through the inclusion of the new ISO 22000 standard. Verified by FSSC – a reputable body with a global footprint – 22000 v5 gives customers the confidence they need to work with you as well as providing brand protection for your business.

Certification for FSSC 22000 V5 confirms that the organisation’s food safety management system is in conformance with the Scheme requirements and that the organisation is able to maintain compliance. The Scheme is widely accepted by Accreditation Bodies worldwide and supported by important stakeholders like FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) and the American Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Get started on your Food Safety System Certification transition process

We recommend to start preparing for the transition as early as possible and plan properly to incorporate needed changes into your management system. Recommended steps for the transition are:

  • Get to know the content and requirements of Food Safety System Certification 22000 v 5. If you are already certified to Food Safety System Certification 22000 v 4.1, you should focus on the changes in requirements.
  • Ensure that relevant personnel in your organization is trained and understand the requirements and key changes.
  • Identify gaps which need to be addressed to meet the new requirements and establish an implementation plan. Implement actions and update your management system to meet the new requirements.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of implementation through internal audits and define further actions where needed.

Our auditors are prepared and have a full overview of the changes and what is required to transition from ISO 22000 v 4.1 to v 5. We can support you in all phases of the transition, so that you can start preparing, assess your level of readiness and efficiently complete that transition.

FSSC V5 Auditor Courses on offer from CCQM include:

  • Introduction to Food Safety Management Systems based on ISO 22000:2018 and Food Safety System Certification 22000 version 5
  • Internal Auditor FSSC 22000 V5 based on ISO 22000:2018
  • Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor FSSC 22000 V5 based on ISO 22000:2018

In addition, CCQM’s ‘Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor Food Safety System Certification 22000 V5 based on ISO 22000:2018’ course has been recognised by FSSC and registered by both The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).

CCQM’s training courses have been developed by food industry experts and depending on the individual course, are accessible on multiple platforms. Interaction sessions ensure effective learning, supported by comprehensive materials which contain a wealth of industry knowledge to provide delegates with practical advice which can be used in the workplace straight away.

As food sector experts, Con Cert Quality Management (CCQM) Switzerland works with over 35,000 clients within the food and beverage sector, delivering certification and customised assurance solutions for single and multi-site companies operating across the supply chain.

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Con Cert Quality Management GmbH (CCQM) can guide you from preparations to Food Safety System Certification v5 transition to the new standard. As different companies need different levels of support to transition, we have prepared three transition packages that can support you on your transition journey. They include everything from basic awareness sessions and material to self-assessments and migration audits – depending on your need.

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