FSSC 22000 v.5.1 Transition Information
The update published on November 3, 2020 will be implemented as of April 1, 2021.
This sub-update brought by the FSSC foundation contains additional requirements for compliance with GFSI requirements. The most noticeable difference between V 5 and 5.1 can be found in the additional requirements section.
In December 2020, FSSC Ver 5.1 version was published. The three most important factors in the release of this update;
Inclusion of GFSI benchmarking requirements version 2020.1
Strengthening the licensing process and the Integrity Program
Minor changes and fixes to V5 Foundation requirements
Certification processes from FSSC22000 Ver 5.1 will continue as of April 1, 2021. Between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, pass inspections of all certified organizations must have been completed.
It is possible to re-certification or upgrade surveillance audits. In addition, if you are in a year when unannounced inspection is required, the upgrade inspection can be done without notice.
It is not possible to upgrade directly to Ver 5.1 in FSSC22000 Ver 4.1.
Organizations that apply for the first time after April 1, 2021 Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits will be carried out according to Ver 5.1.
When the stage 1 audit is done before April 2021, it is carried out according to Ver 5. Stage 2 audit is continued with Ver 5.1.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the certificate period has been extended until April 1, 2021, and the certificate of an organization that is in the year of recertification after April 1, 2021, can be switched to 5.1 in Ver 4.1. In this case, the first surveillance audit of the organization is carried out in 2021.