- Food Industry
News about FSSC 22000 Food, Packaging, Feed, Transport & Storage
Mandatory survey and new handling of corrections
FSSC asks certified organisations to clarify their status with regard to the impact of the pandemic. ProCert has prepared a questionnaire for this purpose, which was sent to all clients. This questionnaire does not need to be completed for clients with official requests for audit postponement or certificate extensions.
ProCert will provide information via the FSSC portal on the status of its clients before 1 July 2020.
New handling of corrections of minor non-conformities for audits from 1 June 2020.
FSSC has decided that for all audits from 1 June onwards, corrections will now be implemented within 28 instead of 90 days after the last audit day. During these 28 days, ProCert must also carry out the verification of implementation with submitted evidence.
The corrective action plan must now also be drawn up within these 28 days and validated and approved by ProCert.
Failure to comply with this 28-day deadline will result in the suspension of the certificate (as of today).
The ProCert portal will be released on 2 June and this adaptation will be integrated.
The ProCert Collaboration guide for food safety management systems has been adapted accordingly.
COVID-19: Frequently asked questions
ProCert proposes two new FAQ sections "COVID-19" and "COVID-19 GFSI" dedicated to the most frequently asked questions about the standards recognized by GFSI and other standards. This compilation can be adapted to current conditions at any time (situation as of April 1st, 2020).
In order to answer the many questions that our customers have in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis, we have created two new FAQ sections "COVID-19" and "COVID-19 GFSI" dedicated to the new coronavirus and its consequences in the various areas of certification.
These sections will be regularly updated according to the evolution of the situation and following the decisions taken by the various official bodies.
- Food Industry
The remote audit as a real alternative
As a result of the current crisis with the coronavirus, direct contacts have to be reduced to a minimum and on-site audits have proved difficult or even impossible. Remote audits are the solution.
A rapid return to normality is not to be expected. A large number of audits are postponed or cancelled. This does not have to happen: remote audits can be carried out.
Possible for all standards?
All standards except IFS Food, BRC GS Food and FSSC 22000.
How does that work in practice?
ProCert has set out the organisation and implementation of remote audits in the collaboration guide. The collaboration guide is available to all clients on the ProCert Portal.
ProCert offers free information webinars for clients (see webinars)
For further information, clients can contact the ProCert contact persons, programme managers and market directors.