PS - i assumed you were interested in food. PAS223 is for packaging. The food PAS has i think been withdrawn/replaced by ISO 2002-1.
Opps, My error, I meant PAS 220, thank you for that correction Charles.
And yes, it has been replaced by ISO/TS 22002-1... I take it that these are ISO's PRP Technical Specification requirements.
(I looked over some of Tony-C’s posts)
In summary, as “clause-by-clause” requirements go, one needs:
Per FSSC 22000: http://www.fssc22000...ersion32013.pdf (applied in April 2013)
3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FOOD SAFETY SYSTEMS
3.1 Food safety management system
ISO 22000 - Requirements for any organization in the food chain.
(128 Swiss Franc = USD 144.31) http://www.iso.org/i...?csnumber=35466
There is also:
ISO TS 22004 - Food safety management systems - Guidance on the application of ISO 22000:2005.
(80 Swiss Franc = USD 91.12) http://www.iso.org/i...?csnumber=39835
3.2 Prerequisite programs
ISO/TS 22002- Prerequisite programs on food safety (Part 1: Food manufacturing)
(92 Swiss Franc = USD 104.78) http://www.iso.org/i...?csnumber=60969
3.3 Additional requirements
1. Specifications for services
The organization in the food chain shall ensure that all services (including utilities, transport and maintenance) which are provided and may have an impact on food safety:
• shall have specified requirements,
• shall be described in documents to the extent needed to conduct hazard analysis,
• shall be managed in conformance with the requirements of technical specification for sector PRPs.
2. Supervision of personnel in application of food safety principles
The organization in the food chain shall ensure the effective supervise on of the personnel in the correct application of the food safety principles and practices commensurate with their activity.
3. Specific regulatory requirements
Organizations seeking certification shall assure that specifications for ingredients and materials take account of any applicable regulatory requirements [e.g. control of prohibited substances].
4. Announced, but unscheduled audits of certified organizations
The certification body will participate in a risk based program of office audits and announced, but unscheduled, audits of certified organizations. These audits shall be carried out in accordance to the GFSI requirements.
5. Management of Inputs
The organization shall implement a system to assure that analysis of inputs critical to the confirmation of product safety is undertaken. The analyses shall be performed to standards equivalent to those described in ISO 17025.
Question 1: To those who have dealt with FSSC22k, Is that a pretty adequate boil down?
Yes Charles, you are correct, a printed (or electric) “complete standard” FROM BRC is needed for a successful audit; but for reviewing clause-by-clause requirements, the above BRC “Self-Assessment Tool” link will do.
Question 2: Do people think that this above observation makes it rather hard for the industry to really choose FSSC 22k over other freely published GFSI benchmarked food processing standards? (like BRC, SQF and IFS).
Thank you for any further input!