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SGS will be holding a one-day seminar to cover a multitude of topics in the food industry.


Jul 06, 2017, 09:00


Jul 06, 2017, 17:00


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FSSC 22000 Version 4 Key Changes & Transition, ISO 22000 Revision Status & Expected Key Changes, FSMA Compliance Update and Current Food Defence & Related Issues in the Food Industries

FSSC 22000 is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) certification scheme. The latest issue, Version 4 was published on December 2016. Transitional certification to Version 4 is possible from January 2017 onwards. Effective from January 2018, new sites and Version 3 certified sites are required to be certified to Version 4. 

ISO 22000:2005 is one of the major international food standards developed by the Technical Committee TC 34/SC 17 from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The standard is currently under development and is presently at the enquiry stage (DIS) ISO/DIS 22000. Publication of the fully revised standard is expected to take place in 2018.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011.  It is a preventive measure to ensure that human food products and animal food produced in USA or imported to USA are safe. Currently, there are 7 foundational rules required to fully implement FSMA. These rules are as follows:

  1. Preventive Controls for Human Food: Requires that food facilities have safety plans that set forth how they will identify and minimize hazards.
  2. Preventive Controls for Animal Food: Establishes Current Good Manufacturing Practices and preventive controls for food for animals.
  3. Produce Safety: Establishes science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding produce on domestic and foreign farms.
  4. Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Importers will be required to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as that required of U.S. food producers.
  5. Third Party Certification: Establishes a program for the accreditation of third-party auditors to conduct food safety audits and issue certifications of foreign facilities producing food for humans or animals.
  6. Sanitary Transportation: Requires those who transport food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of food.
  7. Intentional Adulteration: Requires domestic and foreign facilities to address vulnerable processes in their operations to prevent acts intended to cause large-scale public harm.

Food producers in USA and countries exporting to the USA are required to implement FSMA fully over the next several years. In September 2016, FDA further extended the compliance dates for regulated facilities, in particular for small business and very small business.

Food safety, food defence and food security issues continue to be critical concerns for food companies to achieving sustainable business growth. The current challenges include GMO issues, use of antibiotic in meat & seafood, allergen control, E coli/Salmonella outbreak, production of fake/counterfeit food and ineffective monitoring programmes.

Understanding the key changes or expected amendments in advance will enable companies to prepare for the transition ahead to ensure a smooth upgrading process in order to maintain the certification effectively. Addressing the key concerns in food safety & related issues while taking appropriate counter measures as well as implementing continual improvements are essential pathways to enabling food companies and practitioners to overcome the growing challenges in the food industries.

Duration: 1 day
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Fee: RM 700 (not inclusive 6% GST)


At the end of the seminar, participants will:

  • Acquire the knowledge of the key changes & transition of FSSC 22000 Version 4
  • Gain an understanding of the expected key changes in the ISO/DIS 22000
  • Obtain the knowledge of FSMA compliance update
  • Get the latest update of the current food safety and security issues
  • Be able to gain knowledge of the best practices in food safety and security management  

Who Should Attend

  • Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, General Managers
  • Management Representatives
  • Factory Managers, Departmental Managers (QA, QC, R&D, Sales, Administration & etc.)
  • Lead Auditors, Internal Auditors
  • Practitioners, Control Personnel

For more information on the seminar, please contact the SGS Academy at +603 2095 9200 (Mr. Hasbi) or email to

** Please note that your registration will be confirmed by training coordinators at least one week prior to the event itself.

** Cancellations without informing SGS after confirmation has been sent will be charged in full as per our terms and conditions.

** Training certificates will no longer be issued for seminars.