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The latest FSSC 22000 version 5.1 was published on 3rd November 2020. The new release incorporates the current benchmarking requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI) version 2020.1, including requirements specific to multi-site certification, product design & development, and food safety culture.  

In terms of GFSI food safety culture requirements specifying elements related to employee communication, training, and performance measurement, FSSC 22000 has met the requirements as these topics are covered under ISO 22000:2018 standard. As such, a guidance document is published by the Foundation FSSC 22000 to demonstrate how these food safety culture requirements are being met. The Scheme documents are available at FSSC 22000 Foundation site for download at no cost.

In addition, version 5.1 has strengthened the Integrity Program requirements for licensing and ongoing performance of Certification Bodies.


Version 5.1 will become mandatory effective from 1 April 2021 onward.

How can SGS help?

Our Centres of Excellence provide first-class business enhancement services through our vast network of highly trained auditors and trainers equipped with specific industry and sector knowledge. FSSC 22000 training caters for the needs of food/feed supply chain organizations, such as manufacturers of all food and beverage types, ingredients/additive manufacturers, pet and animal feed manufacturers, and packaging manufacturers.

Our FSSC 22000 v5.1 transition training course can help your company to:

  • Understand the background of FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Standard.
  • Describe key changes in FSSC 22000 Version 5.1.
  • Understand key transition process to the currently certified FSSC 22000 Version 5.1

Other FSSC 22000 v5.1 training courses include:

  1. Understanding FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Training Course
  2. FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Internal Auditor Training Course
  3. ISO 22000:2018 & FSSC 22000 V5.1 Document Control Training Course


For more information, please contact: 

Certification and Business Enhancement

Tel: +603 7627 0080




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