LRQA accredited for new global food-safety certification scheme

FSSC 22000 harmonises certification requirements as food-service firms look for unifying standard

Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has been accredited to deliver a new certification scheme for food-safety management systems.

Food safety is a global concern, not only because of the importance for public health, but also because of its impact on international trade. Effective and harmonised food-safety systems need to manage and ensure the safety and suitability of food in each link of the supply chain.

LRQA has been accredited to deliver FSSC 22000 - a complete certification scheme for food-safety management systems. LRQA is one of the first organisations to receive United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) approval and has already issued its first accredited FSSC 22000 client certificate.

“Across the food supply chain, organisations are facing tougher stakeholder demands, rapidly changing business conditions and increased competition," said Cor Groenveld, LRQA’s Global Product Manager for food services, who is one of the world's leading food-safety experts. "As a result, they are seeking more effective control of operations, improved performance and better management of risk throughout their business. The FSSC 22000 accreditation is a further endorsement of LRQA’s competence, impartiality and ability to add more value to organisations across the food sector.”

For more details on this story read the press release: LR/04/11