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The new FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 was published on November 3, 2020. The revision will become mandatory requirement on April 1, 2021.

By March 31, 2022, all sites must have had their audit against version 5.1.


  1. The organization shall have a documented procedure for procurement in emergency situations to ensure that products still conform to specified requirements and the supplier has been evaluated.
  2. The organization shall establish, implement and maintain a review process for product specifications to ensure continued compliance with food safety, legal and customer requirements.


In addition to clause of ISO 22000:2018, the organization shall ensure that finished products are labelled according to all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements in the country of intended sale, including allergen and customer specific requirements.

Where product is un labelled, all relevant product information shall be made available to ensure the safe use of the food by the customer or consumer.


  1. a)  The organization shall establish, implement and maintain a procedure and specified stock rotation system that includes FEFO principles in conjunction with the FIFO requirements.


  1. a) For food chain category I, the following additional requirement applies to ISO 22000:2018 clause
  • The organization shall have specified requirements in place in case packaging is used to impart or provide a functional effect on food (e.g. shelf life extension)


The organization shall establish, implement and maintain routine (e.g. monthly) site inspections/PRP checks to verify that the site (internal and external), production environment and processing equipment are maintained in a suitable condition to ensure food safety. The frequency and content of the site inspections/PRP checks shall be based on risk with defined sampling criteria and linked to the relevant technical specification.


A product design and development procedure shall be established, implemented and maintained for new products and changes to product or manufacturing processes to ensure safe and legal products are produced. This shall include the following:

  1. a)  Evaluation of the impact of the change on the FSMS taking into account any new food safety hazards (incl. allergens) introduced and updating the hazard analysis accordingly
  2. b)  Consideration of the impact on the process flow for the new product and existing products and processes
  3. c)  Resource and training needs
  4. d)  Equipment and maintenance requirements
  5. e)  The need to conduct production and shelf-life trials to validate product formulation and processes are capable of producing a safe product and meet customer requirements


For Upgradation to FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 , FSSC 22000 version 5.1  2021,  Fssc 22000 version 5.1 best consultant.

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United Breweries UB Limited signs for FSSC-Q Version 5 Certification

FSSC-Q Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 5 Certification


FSSC-Q Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 5 Certification

FSSC-Q Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 5 Certification

United Breweries UB Limited signs for FSSC-Q Certification in 2020

GQS signs up with United Breweries Pan India for all their manufacturing units for the preparation of documents, Trainings, Consultancy and Certification support for FSSC Q Certification.

What is FSSC – Q Certification ? 

Food safety system certification – Quality, FSMS was published by the GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative. GQS is one of the first to be approved as FSSC Q Consultant and has been in the forefront of providing FSSC Q Version 5 Consultancy and certification support to various Food manufacturing and packaging industries in India Singapore Malaysia Indonesia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Manila Philippines.

GQS  provides complete support in implementing the Version 5 requirements of FSSC 22000. Depending upon the type of industry either the ISO TS 22002 Part 1 Food manufacturing and ISO TS 22002-Part 4 is used as a basis to implement the requirements.

Five critical steps required in FSSC Version 5 certification are

  1. Service Management
  2. Threat assessment
  3. Vulnerability assessment
  4. Allergen management
  5. Environment monitoring

To know more details on FSSC Q, FSSC Version 5 Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 5 for Packaging industry drop us an email at [email protected] or call 9845313910


ISO 22000-2018 Certification, FSSC Version 5.1 Certification


ISO 22000-2018 Certification, FSSC Version 5 Certification

Over 30 requirements for  maintaining and retaining documentation have been incorporated in the ISO 22000-2018. For certification, consultancy in ISO 22000-2018, FSSC 22000 Version 5, ISO 22002 Part 1 for Food Manufacturing, ISO 22002-part 4 2013 version implementation and certification, GQS becomes the first to provide this service to Food manufacturing and Primary packaging industry.

The 30 documentation requirements of ISO 22000-2018 are

4.3 Scope Statement

5.2.2 Food safety Policy

6.2.1 Objectives

7.1.2 Contracts defining competency of External experts

7.1.5 Externally developed elements of Food Safety

7.1.6 Control of externally provided process, products and services

7.2 Competence

7.4.2 Evidence of External communication

7.4.3 Evidence of Internal communication

7.5.1 Documentation control

8.2 Prerequisite programs

8.3 Traceability system

8.4 Emergency preparedness and response

8.5 Hazard Analysis Characteristics of Raw materials, Ingredients, Product contact material Characteristics of end products Intended use Preparation of Flow diagrams Selection and Categorization of Control measures.

8.5.3 Validation of control measures and combination of Control measures Determination of Critical limits and Action criteria

8.7 Control of Monitoring and measuring

8.8 Verification Plan

8.9.2 Correction

8.9.3 Corrective actions

8.9.4 Handling of Potentially unsafe products

8.9.5 Withdrawal / Recall

9.1.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation

9.2 Internal audit

9.3 Management review

10.1 Non conformity

10.3 Updating the FSMS

To know what each clause requirement is or to undergo trainings for your staff on the migration from the 2005 version to the ISO 22000-2018 version, drop us an mail at [email protected] or call us on 9845313910



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FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Consultant
FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Certificate, FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Consultant

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FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Consultant

FSSC 22000 Version 5 Certification, FSSC 22000 Version 4.1 Consultant

Vijayanagara Sugar Gangapura completes its FSSC 22000 Version 5 Consultancy and documentation project. The entire team of the plant was involved in preparing the TACCP, VACCP for the product right from the Cane until the sugar is transported to the customer.

The changes from FSSC 22000 Version 3.1 to Version 4.1 were explained to the team and the team appreciated the effort by GQS to impart the training to the entire FSMS Team. The FSMS Team Leader applauded the smart way of preparing the TACCP and VACCP assessment workshop. The workshop was very interactive and was tailor made to suit the sugar industry.

Should you be interested in FSSC 22000 Version 5 certification or consultancy drop an email or call us on 9845313910 or 9845078743.


How to prepare VACCP, TACCP for FSSC 22000 Version 5.1




How do you carry out assessment of TACCP, VACCP and ready your organization for FSSC 22000 V5

While HACCP helps you identify the scientific reasons to reduce Food safety incidents, TACCP and VACCP have different intent.

TACCPThreat Assessment Critical Control Point have been incorporated in many FSMS standards such as FSSC 22000 Version 5, BRC, SQF and many more in the form of Food defence mechanism.

Threats foreseen or unforeseen from various sources such as Disgruntled individuals, Extremists, Opportunist, Cyber criminal, Extortionist are assessed and prioritised. This is also referred to Behaviour Motivated Adulteration.

Top Priority threats are considered as Critical control point and treated or terminated using Protective controls. These controls have to be reviewed atleast annually or as and when an incident occurs. Guidelines such as PAS 96 can be used as a reference and basis to assess the threats and prioritise them.


VACCP – Vulnerability Assessment Critical control point have also been incorporated in BRC, FSSC 22000 Version 5.

Organisations who are certified to FSSC 22000 V3.1 and upgrading to FSSC 22000 V5 should ensure that a separate Assessment is carried out emphasising on Economically Motivated Adulteration EMA. All such risks are assessed and prioritised to ensure that appropriate Protective controls are established, followed with pre determined review mechanism.

Still have doubts in TACCP, VACPP, FSSC 22000 V5 do call us on 98453 13910, 98450 78743 or drop an email to [email protected]


FSSAI and ISO 22000 Version 5.1 Food Safety Management System

FSSAI, ISO 22000

FSSAI, ISO 22000

ISO 22000 Food safety management system revolves around Statutory and regulatory requirements laid down by FSSAI. The following recent publications indicate the way the regulation is trying to cover all food industries in its gamut of implementation.

Some of the eye openers which will certainly lead to ISO 22000 Certification of various industries are Hoteliers, Bakers, Food Packers, Spice packing.

Food and Safety administration has warned hoteliers and bakery owners that they will face proceedings under the FSSAI Act if they sell misbranded, substandard and unsafe food items to consumers.

Food and Drug administration has found that packaged foods have more than five grams of salt, according to recent research. This poses a serious risk to the health of people, by consuming high sodium diet. It is recommended for consumers and manufacturers to follow the FSSAI requirements of additives and ingredients. This will not only help consumers in knowing the nutrition facts but also supports in implementing a strong ISO 22000 Food safety management system.

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), in its efforts to streamline the enforcement with use of technology, has decided to ask FBOs to put ‘display boards’ in their premises which will tell customers what these FBOs do when it comes to food safety. This will compliment organisations in initiating a better FSMS Food safety management system such as ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF.

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ISO 22000 Recognition and beyond FSSC 22000 Version 5.1

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Food Safety – Going the extra mile with ISO 22000 recognition and beyond

By far the greatest challenge for an enterprise involved in the business of food, is maintaining the quality of the food itself through its lifecycle. An enterprise involved in manufacturing food or plating it up for consumption has to essentially manage the quality and thus the safety of the food for its consumer. A solid food management system implementation goes a long way in guaranteeing sustainability for the business enterprise in the long run. You may be located anywhere in the food cycle, be it as a manufacturer of seeds, harvesting in a farm or literally cooking up tasty dishes at your restaurant – the ISO 22000 standard that addresses the issue of food safety management.

ISO 22000 & FSSC 22000 Version 5 – Recognition

WHO estimates that more than 200 diseases spread from poor food handling practices alone. The ISO 22000 Certification is an index of the highest international standard of food safety that you can implement in your organization. If you are a food maker and if you wish to be recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), then you may want to implement FSSC 22000 Certification, which is a Food Safety System Certification for your organization.

Enterprises that have implemented ISO 22000 have seen a drastic turnaround in their businesses. The greatest benefit of this implementation is that you embrace a preventive approach as against a damage-control approach towards hygiene and safety, which can have a positive impact on your bottom line. Besides, once implemented and practiced, you can focus all your energies towards running and enhancing your core business priorities.

Considering that the food chain works on a cascading model, if you are at the top of the food chain, it is all the more critical that you keep contamination at bay, else, the quality issue will cascade down the chain. Not that the criticality of hygiene diminishes if you are in the middle or bottom of the chain. For instance, if you are into packaging or shelving, the quality management process which has been religiously maintained thus far, would be compromised solely because of your inefficiency.

A recall of your product from the market or a rejection or return from your client can dent the image of your organization in the marketplace.

In today’s globalized, competitive economy, the ISO 22000 certification stands you apart, giving you the edge of transparency and commitment.

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