Implementing FSSC 22000 Workshop

FSSC 22000 is fast becoming one of the more popular audit standards in South Africa. It is GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) approved, widely accepted all over the globe and is becoming the go-to standard for large players in the food industry. The course content is based on FSSC 22000 vs 5.1 as recently published in November 2020.

The workshop addresses both the FSSC 22000 Scheme, GFSI, ISO 22002-1 requirements detailing the prerequisite programmes on food safety, and the ISO 22000 standard. The course has been updated to include the new FSSC 22000 version 5.1 requirements. All the changes to the FSSC 22000 scheme will be covered in this workshop to ensure that your organisation can start implementing the new requirements.


This workshop covers the FSSC 22000 scheme requirements based on the version 5.1 requirements. Delegates are guided through the requirements with lectures and exercises. The course is aimed at delegates who already have a good working knowledge of GMP and HACCP and now need to understand how the FSSC 22000 is structured in line with the ISO 22000:2018 requirements. The workshop addresses both the ISO/TS 22002-1 requirements detailing the prerequisite programmes on food safety and the ISO 22000:2018 standard.

The FSSC 22000 vs 5.1 scheme was published in November 2020. The main reason for the update was compliance with the latest GFSI Benchmarking Requirements (version 2020.1). In this course you will learn:

  • all about the FSSC 22000 scheme
  • what is new in the V5.1 update
  • how to implement these updates
  • what to document in your own food safety system
  • to understand the ISO 22000 vocabulary
  • how to interpret the ISO 22000 clauses
  • how to implement the requirements

Our approach is to clarify and to simplify, making it easy to understand what you need to do and how to do it.

Quality Assurance, Food Safety Team, Departmental

  • FSSC 22000 scheme vs 5.1 certification requirements
  • ISO 22000:2018 requirements
  • ISO 22002- 1 requirements
  • Construction and layout of buildings
  • Layout of premises and workspace & Warehousing
  • Utilities – air, water and energy
  • Waste disposal, Pest control & Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Equipment suitability, cleaning and maintenance
  • Management of purchased materials
  • Measures for the prevention of cross-contamination
  • Personnel hygiene and employee facilities
  • Product Recall procedures & Rework
  • Product information/consumer awareness
  • Food Defence, Bio vigilance and Bioterrorism
  • Food Fraud
  • Food Safety Culture & Leadership & commitment
  • Planning, Support and Operation
  • Verification planning, traceability system and control of
  • Hazard analysis
  • Validation, verification and improvement of the FSMS
  • Food Safety System Improvement
  • Additional requirements of the FSSC 22000 Scheme as
    required by the vs 5.1 revision

Various group activities throughout the training. A knowledge test at the end of the course covering the requirements of the FSSC 22000 standard

  • Receive a comprehensive learner manual and handout
  • The course is presented by experienced facilitators with an intimate knowledge and working experience of food safety management systems
  • Become updated with the recent FSSC 22000 vs 5.1 revisions
  • Learn how to implement the new ISO 22000:2018 requirements
  • Learn about Food Safety Culture, Food Fraud and Food Defence
  • Receive tools, tips and tricks to make things a little
    easier for you

All delegates should have an excellent understanding of PRPs / GMPs before attending this course


3 Days

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