This scheme is intended for the audit and certification of food safety systems, which ensure the safety of products during:

the manufacturing of perishable animal products (e.g. meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products)

the manufacturing of perishable vegetal products (e.g. packaged fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, packaged fresh vegetables, preserved vegetables)

the manufacturing of products with long shelf life at ambient temperature (e.g. canned products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt)

the (bio)chemical manufacturing (food ingredients e.g. vitamins, additives and bio-cultures) but excluding technical and technological aids

the manufacturing of food packaging (e.g. direct, indirect contact with the food)

the manufacturing of food and feed for animals (e.g. animal feed and fish feed)

the primary production of animal products (e.g. milk, fish, eggs, honey); animal production

Note: transport and storage on site and as part of the operation are included (e.g. cheese ripening). It is applicable to all organizations in the foodchain in these categories, regardless of size and complexity, whether profit-making or not and whether public or private.

For more information also see our Scope guidance document Version 7.