Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is an ISO-based certification scheme for auditing and certification of food safety systems of the organizations in the whole food supply chain. The scheme uses FSSC 22000 uses the existing standards ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for sector PRPs and applies to the organizations in the food chain which process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life and (other) food ingredients like additives, vitamins and bio cultures and food packaging manufacturing. The FSSC 22000 certification scheme is fully recognized and accepted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA).