Written by Bettina Schuette on March 2, 2022 in News

Wyda South Africa, the country’s leading aluminium foil food packaging manufacturer, has been awarded the FSSC 22000 System Certification based upon latest version of the FSSC 22000 Scheme, FSSC 22000 Version 5.1, by Switzerland-based SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company.

Says Wyda SA managing partner Carlos Schütte: “Safety, quality and sustainability are key drivers in the food industry, and we are very proud to have achieved the certification, according to the most stringent criteria in a record time of 9 months. In essence the certification provides our customers the guarantee that our operations and products meet the highest global safety standards.”

Founded in 2016 and based in Spartan, Kempton Park, Wyda SA started production of aluminium foil containers five years ago. Today it operates a 1600 qm2 production and warehousing facility and produces a wide array of products – including the Wyda Easy range for retail – to a wide range of markets from industrial canteens, private households and supermarkets to take-aways and restaurants.

FSSC 22000 is acknowledged by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as a scheme that meets the highest global standards, leading to food industry acceptance on an international scale. FSSC 22000 is based on the widely recognized Food Management System Standard, ISO 22000, the industry relevant Pre-Requisite Program (PRP) Technical Standard and takes it a step further by including FSSC defined additional requirements into its framework to further ensure food safety.

FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 contains a complete certification scheme for food safety systems based on:

  • Food safety management standard ISO 22000: 2018 ‘Requirements for any organization in the food chain’
  • Prerequisite programs on food safety for food manufacturing – ISO/TS 22002-1
  • Prerequisite programs for packaging manufacturing – ISO/TS 22002-4
  • FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 additional requirements

FSSC is suitable for companies that want more flexibility, as it is a risk-based food safety management system. Another advantage is that with the ISO 22000 framework, FSSC 22000 allows the integration of a food safety management system with other risk- based management systems such as Quality, Environment or Occupational Health and Safety.

FSSC audits are also good for companies who want to review their written programs first to see if they are ready for full audit because they are divided into two separate audit phases: documentation and facility. Companies can make corrections between the two audit phases, without impacting their final score, which can save money in the long run and more importantly, achieve food safety for the consumer. ??

SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. More than 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Find out more on www.wyda.co.za – phone +27 11 570 1837 or email info@wyda.co.za or meet Wyda SA at the 2022 Propak Africa exhibition from March 8 to 11 at Nasrec Center in Johannesburg. Hall 6, Stand A12.

© 2023 Wyda Packaging (Pty) LTD. All Rights Reserved.