SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it has added FSSC 22000 certification, a complete food safety management systems certification scheme, to its comprehensive suite of professional auditing, training and support services for the food industry. FSSC 22000 is benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on ISO 22000 and ISO 22002 standards, which provides global recognition and credibility. The robust framework addresses food safety risk management across the entire supply chain. Getting certified to this scheme is a valuable step in assuring a supply of safe food to retailers and consumers.
“The addition of the FSSC 22000 to our portfolio of certification services supports our mission to provide comprehensive auditing, training and certification services under one roof,” said Bernadette Goldstein, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Our clients up and down the supply chain will now enjoy even greater options when seeking GFSI-benchmarked solutions.”
FSSC 22000 certification is applicable to food manufacturers, food processors, feed manufacturers, food handlers and food packaging material manufacturers. This latest SCS offering complements its other internationally-recognized GFSI-benchmarked services, including certification under the SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P. and PrimusGFS programs, as well as extensive food safety training.
“Food safety is one of the keys to sustainability,” said Goldstein, noting that food companies have to address and juggle multiple quality, social and environmental considerations in the production and handling of products in today’s complex food market. “One of our goals is to help food companies identify and implement the most efficient and beneficial ways to address these factors and satisfy their customers.”
About SCS Global Services (SCS)
SCS is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability, and food safety and quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS works with stakeholders worldwide to identify and drive practices, policies and processes that advance the goals of sustainable development and give innovators a competitive advantage. Its services span the food and agriculture, natural resources, green building, and consumer products sectors, enabling policy-makers, purchasers, company decision-makers and consumers to make informed decisions based on the highest level of environmental, ethical and quality accountability. The SCS Food and Agriculture division’s certifications and consulting solutions cover responsible sourcing strategies, Sustainably Grown®, Non-GMO Project verification, Gluten-Free, Organic, and more. SCS, which stands for Scientific Certification Systems, is a Benefit Corporation. For more information, visit www.scsglobalservices.com and follow us on Twitter at @SCScertified.