Food Safety

Independent assurance - helping you manage food safety and sustainability risks

The food industry faces rising food safety, environmental and social customer demands, tougher stakeholder and government requirements, brand issues, impacts and growth and profitability concerns. As the food supply chain becomes more complex, the challenges surrounding your brand, reputation and shareholder value inevitably increase.

From the largest manufacturers and processors to the smallest suppliers, LRQA’s range of food safety and sustainability assurance services can help you achieve your goals. we work with over 5,000 organisations of all sizes across the global food supply chain. We offer assessment, certification and training services for all of the global food safety standards and schemes including FSSC 22000, ISO 22000, ISO/TS 22002-1, PAS 223, HACCP, and BRC.

Our food safety experts serve as active members of the world’s leading food safety technical committees, including the ISO 22000 Technical Committee, the European Accreditation Board’s Food Committee, the Foundation for Food Safety Certification, and the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) Technical Committee.

Transition Timeline

Click on any of the standards below to check its timeline and how much time you have left to transition to the new standard.

Food Safety Management Systems | Standards and Schemes

FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 is a complete certification scheme for food safety management systems. It was initially based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard, ISO 22003 and ISO/TS 22002-1 (formerly PAS 220), a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. The scope of FSSC has now been extended to include prerequisite program requirements for food safety in packaging through PAS 223.

ISO 22000

Food Safety is vital throughout the supply chain - from farm, to fork. ISO 22000 Food Safety management system certification helps keep food safe.


Our HACCP services deliver against the embedded HACCP principles developed by Codex Alimentarius of the World Health Organisation to ensure your legal compliance and an effective food safety system.

BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Packaging Society (formerly known as the Institute of Packaging - IoP) jointly developed this global standard to help retailers and food manufacturers meet their legal obligations. This standard aims to help protect the consumer by providing a common basis for the evaluation of companies supplying packaging for food products to retailers.

Food Safety Management Systems | Training Courses

FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor

Learn the purpose of a food safety management system and be able to explain the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards, including the significance of these for FSSC 22000 auditors

FSSC 22000 Appreciation and Interpretation

You will learn the key features of the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 Scheme, the benefits of FSSC 22000 certification, and the Structure and principal requirements in ISO 22000

FSSC 22000 Internal Auditor

You will learn the role management systems and internal audits play in helping business manage their risks, an overview of the FSSC standards ISO 22000/22002 and the roles and responsibilities of an Internal FSSC Auditor

Fundamentals of Food Safety System

Gain understanding of ISO 22000, its content and application

HACCP Internal Auditor

Learn how to conduct a HACCP audit from the beginning to completion

HACCP Principles, Interpretation & Application

This one-day course offers guidance about HACCP principles based on the Codex Alimentarius requirements, how to align a HACCP system with a management system based on ISO 22000 and ISO 9001, and much more.

ISO 22000 Internal Auditor

You will need to attend this course if you want to carry out internal audit of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000 requirements

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

We offer courses to help you to develop and maintain a management system that meets the requirements of ISO 22000.