Fruits and Vege


Bureau Veritas
Food Scheme News

Jun. 26 2019

The Foundation published the new Scheme FSSC 22000 V5 in early June 2019. The Foundation FSSC 22000 Board of Stakeholders has agreed upon an upgraded paper on the requirements for the FSSC 22000 V5 upgrade process starting 1 January 2020.

The main reasons for changes in the new version of FSSC 22000 V5 are:

  • Publication of the new ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Inclusion of the Board of Stakeholders list of decisions
  • Compliance with GFSI requirements
  • Continual improvement process

For certified organisations it means:


  • Audits against the FSSC 22000 Scheme requirements V4.1 are only allowed until December 31st of 2019.
  • All issued FSSC 22000 V4.1 certificates will become invalid after 29 June 2021.
  • Upgrade audits against FSSC 22000 Scheme requirements V5 shall be conducted between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020. An upgrade audit is a full announced audit.In exceptional cases, upgrade audits can be conducted unannounced when agreed upon by Bureau Veritas with your organisation.

Audit duration

No additional audit time is requested for an upgrade FSSC 22000 audit version 5 (not considering audit time for ISO22000:2018 transition)

  • Initial audits (Stage 1 and Stage 2) shall be conducted against the same Scheme version 5 requirements.
  • Planned surveillance and recertification audits shall be used as V5 upgrade audits.


A new FSSC 22000 V5 certificate shall be issued after a successful upgrade audit. The minimum information to be mentioned on the certificate will be described in the new FSSC 22000 V5 requirements.

Bureau Veritas will have until December 31st 2019 to get accredited against the FSSC Scheme version 5. Bureau Veritas is not allowed to issue non-accredited FSSC 22000 Scheme V5 certificates for our existing accreditation scopes (C1, C2, C3, C4, I, K). Bureau Veritas is allowed to issue non-accredited FSSC 22000 Scheme V5 certificates for the following accreditation scopes (D2, E, G1, G2).

For any additional questions, please contact your local Bureau Veritas account manager.