In November 2020, version 5.1 of the FSSC 22000 scheme was published on the official website of FSSC 22000. Compliance with the requirements of the new document will become a prerequisite for passing audits from April 1, 2021.
The deadline for surveillance audits for the transition to version 5 of FSSC 22000 has been extended until March 31, 2021. This approach is applicable if it is impossible to conduct an audit for the transition to version 5 of FSSC 22000 in 2020 and is allowed provided that the certified organization agrees and conducts two audits on FSSC 22000 in 2021 with the implementation of successive transitions to version 5 and version 5.1 of the FSSC 22000 scheme.
Organizations certified by the Certification Association “Russian Register”, if the audit according to version 5 is postponed to the 1st quarter of 2021, must agree with the Russian Register by December 20, 2020 the following information: the date of the audit for the transition to version 5 FSSC 22000 and the planned date (month) of the annual audit in 2021.