The retail and wholesale sector is crucial link in the food supply chain. Any upstream failure in the supply chain may lead to dangerous goods and high-impact accidents, resulting in a loss of customer confidence.
In-store operations such as meat, fish, or bread and pastry production, in addition to selling food goods, add to the complexity of retail and wholesale procedures. Aside from operational complexity, many retail and wholesale firms are huge, with several shops engaged or operating in various countries. Food safety must be ensured via centralized and decentralized systems, and excellent communication is essential.
FSSC 22 000
The FSSC 22000 accreditation process enables a strong food safety management system to regulate food safety hazards, limit risks, and assure safe food production. Customer trust and, ultimately, consumer loyalty are influenced by a company’s ability to supply safe food.
FSSC 22000 is based on the worldwide standard ISO 22000 for food safety management, with PAS 221 serving as a precondition for retail and wholesale operations, as well as extra certification criteria. This combination enables consistent, high-quality audits that are managed by an integrity program in order to monitor and sustain delivery performance globally. Apart from its worldwide scope, FSSC 22000 is relevant across the supply chain.
FSSC 22000, in addition to the ISO 22000 framework, enables the integration of your food safety management system with other risk derived management systems. ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management, and IS0/IEC 27001 to manage Information Security are examples of these standards.
Scope of FSSC Retail and Wholesale
FSSC 22000 is applicable to all retail and wholesale organizations that sell and prepare food, such as:
- Food halls
- Department stores