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Publication of FSSC v.5.0

Выход новой версии FSSC v.5.0

We inform you about the publication of the new version of the FSSC 22000 scheme on 06/03/2019 on the official FSSC 22000 website (

We inform you that the validity period of certificates for FSSC 22000 version 4.1 will expire on June 29, 2021. Please note that the certificate holder organization must undergo a transitional audit to confirm that its system complies with the requirements of version 5 of the FSSC 22000 certification scheme from 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020. In case of emergency, an audit of upgrading to version 5 FSSC 22000 may be conducted in 2021, however, this process must be completed before June 29, 2021.

When conducting planned audits in 2019 for compliance with the requirements of the FSSC 22000 version 4.1, it is necessary to inform organizations that from January 1, 2020, audits will be conducted only for compliance with the requirements of version 5 of the FSSC 22000 scheme.

In order to improve the activities of the subdivisions of the RR and auditors when planning and conducting audits during the transition period for compliance with the requirements of version 5 FSSC 22000, you should be guided by the following:

The transition to the requirements of the new version of the FSSC 22000 scheme can be carried out during:

  • planned surveillance audit;
  • planned recertification audit
  • additional audit

For successful transition to the FSSC version 5 during the transition period the Organization holding the certificate is recommended to take the following actions:

  1. Develop FSSC version 5 transition plan;
  2. Take the training on FSSC version 5 requirements;
  3. Identify the strategy of your company and stakeholders, as well as their requirements;
  4. Analyze and confirm roles and authority of persons responsible for conformity to the requirements of FSSC version 5;
  5. Ensure meeting of all new requirements, including requirements for competence, and enhance awareness of all stakeholders which affect the food safety performance improvement;
  6. Make sure that the requirements related to the documented information are understood correctly;
  7. Complete the full cycle of internal audits for conformity to FSSC version 5;
  8. Perform the management review and evaluate effectiveness of FSMS.
  9. Contact Certification Association “Russian Register” to plan the transition to the new standard;

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