The FSSC 22000 Packaging provides a framework for effectively managing packaging material safety responsibilities for any packaging organizations in food sectors. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards.

    FSSC 22000 Packaging contains a complete certification Scheme for packing industries specific Food Safety Management Systems based on existing standards for certification (ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications ISO 22002-4.2013 (22003:2013)). Certification needs accreditation under the standard ISO guide 17021. Manufacturers that are already certified against ISO 22000 will only need an additional review against technical specifications for sector PRPs to meet FSSC 22000 Packaging. 

    ISO 22000 sets out specific food safety requirements for organizations in the food chain. One such requirement is that organizations establish, implement and maintain prerequisite programs (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards (ISO 22000:2005, 7.2).

    Intended use of the food packaging needs to be fully understood so that any food safety hazard can be identified and addressed through appropriate food packaging design, which is covered in Food packaging information and customer communication under requirement of  ISO 22002-4 _ 2013. (Prerequisite programs on food safety — Part 4: Food packaging manufacturing) in combination with clauses/subclauses in ISO 22000

    This Technical Specification specifies requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programs (PRPs) to assist in controlling food safety hazards in the manufacture of food packaging.

    This Technical Specification is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size or complexities that manufacture food packaging and/or intermediate products. This Technical Specification is not designed or intended for use in other parts or activities of the food supply chain.