The Foundation Certification Food Safety (SCV) has developed the FSSC 22000 standard and this is the first global standard for the entire food industry. The standard is approved by the GFSI and offers an opportunity to achieve international harmonization. The FSSC 22000 is based on ISO 22000, the technical specifications of ISO / TS 22002-1 and ISO / TS 22003, and takes into account the initiative of Global Food Safety’s gap analysis.
The FSSC 22000 is similar to the Dutch HACCP Criteria, so that HACCP certified companies with relatively little effort can meet the FSSC 22000 requirements. The GFSI has increased the requirements for the standard. HACCP has decided not to participate in this. The new HACCP standard version 5 no longer meets the GFSI requirements. Many companies therefore convert their HACCP certificate to FSSC 22000.
Insect Europe BV is the first insect processing company to hold this certification. Starting with the cultivation and processing of insects since 2013, Insect Europe has been in contact with DNV-GL together they have developed the system for a food-safe product. Twice a year, audits are being conducted to carry out constant improvements, with confidence Insect Europe can now sell edible insects internationally as food. Transparency in the food chain is important, Insect Europe only works with parties that have the same market approach.