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Four Sabinsa manufacturing sites in Kunigal, Dobaspet, Hyderabad, and Nelamangala, India have received Foundation Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) certification.
Sabinsa’s four Sami Labs manufacturing sites in India achieved Foundation Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) certification after being audited by the licensed Certification Body, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK branch. FSSC 22000 replaces the previous ISO 22000: 2005 – FSMS (Food Safety Management System) standard held by the labs until 2018. Developed in response to the international food sector’s need for a complete certification scheme for the auditing and certification of food safety management systems, FSSC 22000 consists of ISO 22000: 2005, ISO TS 22002-1: 2009 prerequisite programs on food safety Part 1: Food manufacturing, and additional FSCC 22000 requirements V4.1.
“Although we have a number of country-specific certifications, harmonized standards certification is important because we sell our ingredients throughout the world,” said Sabinsa’s founder Muhammed Majeed, PhD, in a press release. “And FSSC is appropriate, as our ingredients are increasingly used in functional food and beverage products, and in several countries herbal products are regulated as a class of foods.”
Sami’s certification at the Kunigal, Dobaspet, and Hyderabad sites is applicable to the scope of “manufacture of standardized herbal extracts, herbal extract intermediates, and dietary ingredients.” The Nelamangala certification is for “manufacturing of standardized herbal extracts and intermediates, production and packaging of probiotics and enzymes, and probiotic derived products.”