Food Safety standards and schemes

LRQA has worked extensively across the food sector for over two decades, assisting with the development, formalisation and improvement of food safety standards.

Our food safety experts serve as active members of the world's leading food safety technical committees, including the ISO 22000 Technical Committee, the European Accreditation Board's Food Committee, the Foundation for Food Safety Certification, and the Global Food Safety Initiative's (GFSI) Technical Committee.

Standards we certify

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FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 is a complete certification scheme for food safety management systems. It was initially based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard, ISO 22003 and ISO/TS 22002-1 (formerly PAS 220), a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. The scope of FSSC has now been extended to include prerequisite program requirements for food safety in packaging through PAS 223.

ISO 22000

Lloyd´s Register helped to develop ISO 22000 and our understanding of this standard allows us to deliver tangible benefits to you through our unique business assurance approach. It ensures our assessments focus on the areas and issues that are important to your business. Our assessors are food industry specialists matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust assessment of your system.