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The SGS Systems and Services Certification division organized a training program for the food industry. Conducted in Nonthaburi Province on September 4, 2009, the training discussed the new Food Safety System Certification 22000, the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 220, and the British Retail Consortium’s Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 5. The speaker for the training was Unchalee Preeyawattananon, Lead Auditor of SGS Systems and Services Certification in Thailand. Nearly 150 companies participated in the event.
FSSC 22000 provides a complete certification scheme for food safety systems based on the food safety management standard ISO 22000:2005 which sets the requirements for any organization in the food chain and for publicly available specifications for prerequisite programs on food safety for food manufacturing, the BSI PAS 220:2008. The scheme uses the existing standards for certification (ISO 22000, PAS 220 and ISO 22003) which will be accredited under the standard ISO Guide 65 (third part product certification).
The British Retail Consortium’s Global Standard for Food Safety is designed for any supplier providing food products to the UK retailers, regardless of product or country of origin. Compliance with this scheme is not a legal requirement but is highly recommended by UK retailers. To comply with the standard, the food supplier/manufacturer must take on the following criteria to their management system:
Adopt and implement HACCP Employ a documented and effective quality management system By meeting the requirements of the standards, opportunities in the EU and North American markets are opened. To date, more than 2,000 small, medium and international companies have chosen SGS as their certifying body to perform the audit of their Food Safety Management System against leading food safety standards such as the BRC, Global GAP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations, thereby confirming SGS as the world’s preferred certifying body for food standards.
For more information, please contact:
Wiratee Aramrun
SGS Marketing Executive
SGS (Thailand) Limited
100 Nanglinchee Road, Chongnonsee, Yannawa
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
t: +66 (0) 2678-1813 ext. 1818
f: +66 (0) 2678 1508
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