The main stages of the certification process are:
- an optional preliminary audit to assess the company’s situation with respect to the requirements of the FSSC 22000 standard in order to identify, through a gap analysis, strengths and potential areas for improvement;
- a two-stage certification audit ;
- issuance of certificates (one certificate for each manufacturing site);
- annual surveillance audits and a renewal audit upon certificate expiry.
Certiquality can perform integrated audits combining the FSSC 22000 standard with the main food safety standards and regulations (ISO 22000, BRC, IFS, UNI 10854, ISO 9001, Product certification, ISO 22005).