The FSSC 22000 scheme sets out the requirements for certification bodies (CBs) to develop, implement and operate a certification scheme and to guarantee its impartiality and competence. The certification scheme sets out the requirements to assess the food safety system of food manufacturing organizations and to issue a certificate. This certificate indicates that the organizations food safety system is in conformance with the requirements which are given in this scheme and that the organization is able to maintain conformance with these requirements. It is however not a guarantee of the organization's continuous food safety performance. The value added to an organization with a certified food safety system lies in the efforts made by the organization to maintain that system and its commitment to continuously improve its performance.