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Using Teams to Implement FSSC 22000

Our years of experience assisting companies with Management Systems Implementation have resulted in a very effective method of implementation using a Team Approach.

As we explain this method, think about how big your organization is; for smaller organizations we have used "teams" as small as one or two people. For larger organizations, teams are typically 5 to 7 people.

We recommend using several teams:

  • FSSC Steering Team: Made up of top management and the Food Safety Team Leader to lead the project and accomplish management tasks during the implementation.
  • Food Safety Team: As required by the standard to complete HACCP and Prerequisite requirement, and led by the Food Safety Team Leader.
  • FSSC Task Teams: Several Task Teams to design, document and implement the FSSC Food Safety Management System procedures to complete your system

    By using the team approach for implementation appropriate individuals from all parts of the organization are involved in the project, leading to an effective and efficient Food Safety Management System.

    Learn more!
    This implementation approach is detailed fully in our All in One Package, which we recommend for preparing your project plan, managing your implementation project and training your implementation teams.

    The FSSC Steering Team

    We use one Team to lead the project, and call this the FSSC Steering Team. The function of the team is very important. This team will:

    • Meet on a regular basis during the project to complete management tasks,
    • Monitor progress of the project,
    • Resolve questions from the other teams,
    • Allocate the resources needed for the implementation
    • Coordinate the design of the new Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

    More detail on this team

    Learn more! Train your FSSC Steering Team on the requirements for FSSC 22000. Register team members for online training:
    Introduction to FSSC 22000 This online training session teaches you the requirements of ISO 22000. Available on-demand, 1 1/2 hours long. certificate of completion provided.
    FSSC 22000 Prerequisite programs This online training session teaches you the prerequisite program requirements for your industry (Food Processor or Food Packaging Manufacturer). Available on-demand, 1 1/2 hours long. certificate of completion provided.

    The FSSC task teams

The Task Teams that are set up will each look at the requirements for their process and procedure. They will be responsible for comparing the requirements of the standard to the current process used at your company. They will:

  • Design a new process, or modify the current process so the company will be meeting FSSC requirements.
  • Write a procedure for the new process, and give it to the FSSC Steering Team to review.
  • Once the procedure is approved, they will introduce it to employees, training as needed. The company will then start using the new process/procedure.

More detail on these teams

Learn more! Provide your task teams with implementation plans and procedure and form templates. Register your project leader for:
FSSC 22000 Templates and Training