Get certified according to FSSC 22000

– certification in international food safety by FORCE Certification

Food safety is vital to both the food industry and customers.

The food industry is experiencing greater demands to prove that food safety is under control throughout the supply chain, including transportation and external storage. These demands can be met by having us certify your company’s management system according to the standard FSSC 22000: Food Safety System Certification.

With an FSSC 22000 certification, you have proof that your management system ensures food safety.

A certification strengthens your position in the market

You gain many internal and external benefits when you get FORCE Certification to certify your company. A certification helps you comply with the legislation and boosts your food safety credibility towards customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

It is also a powerful tool for developing a good food safety culture. Your customers’ confidence in you will increase, and your overall position in the market will grow stronger.

FSSC 22000 is a globally recognised management system for food safety

When you become certified according to FSSC 2200, you gain many benefits:

  • FSSC 22000 covers the entire food chain, including food production, packaging, catering, transport, warehouses, additives, vitamins, biocultures and more.
  • The scheme is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFIS), which customers often require.
  • FSSC 22000 category I (packaging) gives the opportunity to get an addendum to FSSC 22000 in the form of HPC 420 (Home, Laundry, and Personal Care Products – Non-Food Packaging Module).
  • FSSC 22000 provides the opportunity to obtain The FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) as an addendum to the audit.

Many companies require their suppliers to be FSSC 22000-certified. It becomes easier to enter new markets when you can prove that your suppliers meet the specific requirements of the scheme in advance.

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FSSC 22000 is relevant for most companies associated with food

FSSC 22000 is beneficial for anyone working in areas like:

  • Food manufacturing
  • Transport and external warehousing
  • Food packaging, incl. labels
  • Additives
  • Animal feed products

Choose FORCE Certification for credibility and professionalism

There are many good reasons for letting FORCE Certification handle your FSSC certification.

  • We focus on proximity, simplicity and professionalism.
  • We work closely with you throughout the certification.
  • We prioritise personal contact, effective communication and speedy action. You and your auditor will be in direct contact.
  • We have a proven understanding of global business.
  • Our auditors are regularly assessed on their competencies, both internally and externally.

Here is what some of our customers say about working with us:

Lone Skov Quality Manager Procudan

For three years now, we have used FORCE Certification as a third-party auditor in relation to our FSSC certification.

FORCE Certification staff members are straightforward, honest, constructive and always in good spirits. They are good at understanding and familiarising themselves with our company and are helping us develop our food safety system.

Lone Skov, Quality Manager, Procudan

Bo Birkoe2

FORCE Certification’s team is both experienced, solid and professional. They focus on what is relevant and understand the complexity of production.

In connection with our FSSC certification, our collaboration has been very efficient and professional. FORCE Certification knows how things work in a production setting and are always there if you need help with questions or issues.

Bo Birkø, Quality & Product Application Director, Fayrefield Foods

Get started with your FSSC-22000 certification

Becoming certified according to FSSC 22000 can seem overwhelming, but we can help. We will guide you through the seven-step process. Learn more about it here.

Contact Anne or Lonny directly, and we will invite you for an info meeting.

If you are already a customer of another certification body, it is easy to switch to FORCE Certification. Just contact us, and we will make all the arrangements for you.

Do you want to know more about FSSC Certification?

Contact us for a qualified talk about your options within food certification – no strings attached.

Lonny Hallberg
Senior Consultant
Anne Husted
Sales Manager


We have divided the certification process into seven manageable phases:

  1. You decide to introduce a certified management system and contact FORCE Certification.
  2. You participate in an information meeting at FORCE Certification.
  3. You can receive a checklist from us, which works as a tool for self-evaluation.
  4. Certification – phase 1
    1. Pre-audit
    2. Pre-evaluation of the management system
    3. Preliminary investigation
    4. Report
  5. Certification – phase 2
    1. Certification audit
    2. Report with strengths and deviations
  6. Issue of certificate
    1. Your certificate will be issued once any deviations have been eliminated
  7. After issuance: monitoring and recertification
    1. Two years: Monitoring audit
    2. Three years: Monitoring audit
    3. Four years: Recertification

Yes, it will always pay off.

FORCE Certification has certified companies with less than five employees who have gained significant advantages over their competitors.

Both ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 are internationally recognised certification schemes for food safety.

FSSC 22000 builds on ISO 22000 with several additional documentation requirements that place you in a stronger position towards customers. The additional requirements differ from product category to product category – we can help you find out what applies to you.

Unlike ISO 2200, the FSSC 22000 scheme is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a private organisation that develops management systems for food safety. The GFSI recognition proves that the scheme meets the highest global standards, which is crucial for customers in the international food industry.

Yes. The latest version is FSSC 5.1, which includes several changes from the previous version, 5.0.

You can read more about the main differences between FSSC 22000 5.0 and FSSC 2200 5.1 in this PDF from FSSC’s official website.

Yes. With FORCE Certification, you can have your suppliers audited within a range of known standards, industry standards and company-specific regulations.

Yes. We offer audits that comply with the company’s or the suppliers’ concepts. For example, several companies have introduced the concept of not using straw shortening.

Furthermore, FORCE Certification offers various industry-relevant inspections, e.g., in connection with the company’s, customers’ or suppliers’ compliance with hygiene requirements