Santa Monica Seafood on Wednesday became the first U.S. seafood company to achieve the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000).
The certification was granted by Det Norske Veritas, one of the leading internationally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifying bodies.
“The FSSC 22000 system is our ‘roadmap’ to managing the food-safety aspects of our daily operations to ensure high quality as well as safe and wholesome product delivery to our customers based on international standards and requirements,” said Betty Cordero, Santa Monica’s food-safety manager.
FSSC 22000 is the latest and most complete certification program for food-safety management systems based on ISO 22000 and PAS 220, a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers.
It has been fully approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
“FSSC 22000 certification reinforces our commitment to our customers’ safety and confirms our position as a leader in the seafood industry,” said Michael Cigliano, Santa Monica Seafood’s executive VP.