As of October 1, 2010, the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has fully accepted FSSC 22000, also known as FS22000 or FS22, representing acceptance throughout accreditation bodies in Europe. Additionally, FS22000, has been fully accepted by ANAB (USA), SCC (Canada) and JAS-ANZ (Australia / New Zealand).
Accredited certification is allowed by associated certification bodies as of January 1, 2011. Until January 1, 2011 unaccredited certification audits can continue.
LRQA is working to achieve accreditation and will send out a formal announcement once our accreditation process has been completed.
The newest version of FS22000, accepted by the EA, is dated July 2010 and contains greater detail and clarification to the earlier issue.
To read the full press release, visit fssc22000.com/.
For further information, please join the webinar hosted by the FSSC on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.
About Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)
Established in 1985, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA.com), a member of the Lloyd's Register Group, is a leading global Business Assurance provider and a market leader in the provision of assessment, certification, verification, validation, training and customized solutions in environmental, quality, health and safety, corporate and social responsibility, sustainability, business continuity, supply chain assurance and security.