What is the difference between FSSC 22000 and ISO 22000?
Both standards are for Food Safety. Their main objective is to reduce, minimize, and eliminate physical risks like hair, insects, metallic residues, splintering material, chemical risks such as oil, or oily substances from petrol, acids, poison, chlorine, etc. and microbiological risks that include all pathogenic bacteria that can sicken humans.
FSSC 22000 requires everything under ISO 22000 plus 15 pre-requirements established in the Technical Guide ISO/TS22002-1:2009. All requirements established in these two standards are to prevent involuntary contamination. FSSC22000 also includes voluntary contamination prevention as part of its requirement called food defense, biovigilance, and bioterrorism.
By Raul Paredes