FSSC 22000 V6 Additional Requirements Part 2 of 20: Understanding the Scope and Food Chain Categories

In part 2 of the FSSC 22000 V6 additional requirements series, we will look at the scheme’s scope and the applicable food chain categories.

This series is designed to be your one-stop shop for understanding the FSSC 22000 V6 additional requirements. Stay tuned for upcoming parts that delve deeper into each requirement!

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The FSSC 22000 scheme applies to various organisations within the food supply chain based on their specific activities. Here’s a breakdown of the currently applicable food chain categories:

Table of the Applicable Food Chain Categories

BBIIIPre-process handling of plant products
CC0Animal – Primary conversion
CCIProcessing of perishable animal products
CCIIProcessing of perishable plant-based products
CCIIIProcessing of perishable animal and plant products (mixed products)
CCIVProcessing of ambient stable products
DDProcessing of feed and animal food
EECatering / food service
FFIRetail / Wholesale / E-commerce
FFIIBrokering / Trading / E-commerce
GGTransport and storage services
IIProduction of packaging material
KKProduction of Bio-chemicals
FSSC 22000 V6 Food Chain Categories

Video Explaining the Scope and Applicable Food Chain Categories

Watch the video if you want a better understanding of the applicable food chain categories of the FSSC 22000 V6 scheme.

Notable Key Changes to the Scope of Version 6

  1. Primary Production Category Removed: The previous category A (primary production of plant and animal products) is no longer included in the scope but has been replaced by two new subcategories: BIII and C0 (see below).
  2. New Category BIII: Covers activities of Pre-process handling of plant products.
  3. New Category C0: Animal – Primary conversion, which focuses on transforming carcasses for further processing.
  4. Pet Food Recategorised: Pet food (previously categories DIIa and DIIb) is now included within the broader food categories CI through CIV.
  5. Transport and Storage of Perishable and Ambient Stable Foods Merged: These categories are now combined into a single category G.
  6. Revised Category FI to include e-commerce: Category FI now includes wholesale, retail and e-commerce.
  7. New Category FII: V6 introduces a new category FII for brokering, trading and e-commerce where the organisation does not physically handle products.


The FSSC 22000 V6 scheme has revised its scope and applicable food chain categories. This part of the series provided a breakdown of the current categories, including notable changes like the removal of primary production, the introduction of new subcategories, and the merging of transport and storage categories.

For a deeper understanding of these changes, be sure to watch the included video or explore upcoming parts of this series that delve into each additional requirement in detail.

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