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Certification Organisms

Certification organisms are those private organizations whose function is to

assess conformity and certify compliance with a reference standard, whether
the product, service or management system of an organization. In particular,
they are responsible for the audit of organizations interested in obtaining a
certification of its quality management system according to ISO 9001: 2008, the
environmental management system according to ISO 14001: 2004, etc. These
entities must be independent of the organization they audit, and have not done
other work for her, such as consulting to implement the system certifying.
Certification Bodies are in turn evaluated by national accreditation bodies in
order to have a recognition of its ability to perform its role as a body assessing
conformity. Accreditation bodies are responsible for recognizing the ability to
assess compliance and issue certificates and reports of conformity assessment
bodies: certification bodies, testing laboratories, calibration laboratories,
inspection bodies, etc.

The advantages that can be certified companies are:
Identify and differentiate the product;
Give credibility to the process by guaranteeing an independent certification of
the economic interests at stake;
Create added value to all levels of a given production chain;
Be better known and recognized;
Making and / or maintain consumer confidence;
Eventually, benefit from a collective promotion.

FSSC 22000
Certification Food Safety Systems 22000 (FSSC 22000) is a solid system
certification and ISO standards based, internationally accepted auditing and
certification of food safety throughout the supply chain. The FSSC 22000 uses
existing standards IS0 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications of the
PPR in the sector, which were developed through a broad and open
consultation with a large number of related organizations. Manufacturers
certified ISO 22000 FSSC 22000 can obtain full certification accepted by the
GFSI meeting the requirements of the technical specifications of the PPR sector
and additional system requirements.
FSSC 22000 is applicable to all food products, food ingredients, and
manufacturers of packaging materials, regardless of size, sector, and
geographic location of the organization.

Advantages of the certification scheme FSSC

Focus on the supply chain based on ISO standards
Accepted by the GFSI.
Use of existing independent international standards.
ISO 22000, ISO 22003 and technical specifications for PPR sector.
Accreditation ISO / IEC 17021 (on systems and processes).
Broad reach: food manufacturing (slaughter and pet food included).
Approval and commitment of stakeholders (industry, retailers, NGOs).
Strict and comprehensive food safety audits.
Independent management system.
Nonprofit Management by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification

Vitro gets international certification on safe containers for the

food industry
Vitro received for the first time for its five plants located Queretaro, Toluca,
Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tlalnepantla, the FSSC 22000 (Food Safety
System Certification) ensuring compliance with standards for maximum safety
and quality in their products. External audits of Lloyd's Register Quality
Assurance approved standards Vitro operational processes in the manufacture
of glass containers -material safe, hygienic and 100% reciclable-.
In mid-2012 the Mexican company opted for the utmost care to safety by
strengthening the Quality Policy with two new shares, which adds to its ongoing
comprehensive review processes quality and impact of its products to minimize
risks. By ensuring the safety condition, Vitro warrants its packaging does not
alter or contaminate the products containing, or harm consumers.
"At Vitro we strive to maintain the highest quality. On the way to overcome our
own standards, we participate in external audits in which we achieved positive
results, achieving certification of quality and safety. In addition to strengthening
our market position, improve our competitiveness, "said Alfonso Gomez Tamez,
director of Continuous Improvement Vitro.