Carbon Group Achieves Sought-after FSSC Food Safety Accreditation

Oct 18, 2022

FSSC 22000 is the internationally recognised Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification programme that encompasses ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 22003

Pictured: (L-R) Katie Wilson, Frank Thornton, Sinead O’Brien, Art Graham, Sarah Daly, Eilish Gannon and Nevrie Emin.

This week, Carbon Group’s Quality team joined together to mark their significant achievement in delivering food safety and quality accreditation on a globally-recognised level for the Ringaskiddy manufacturing site.

In February 2022, Carbon Group became one of just seventy[i] Irish companies that currently holds FSSC 22000 certification – the internationally recognised Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification programme that encompasses ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 22003, plus additional food safety requirements.

As a chemical and food ingredients company, achieving FSSC 22000 certification is a milestone in Carbon Group’s continuous improvement process and is a key strength that our customers and stakeholders now benefit from.

This FSSC 22000 certificate is applicable for:

The manufacture, blending, dilution, packing, storage and supply of food-grade chemicals and food ingredients.

Carbon Group Quality Manager, Art Graham, explains why FSSC 22000 certification holds such importance in the global food industry:

“Since 2009, Foundation FSSC has been supporting the consumer goods industry in implementing food safety systems that align with the ISO management approach and the ISO harmonised structure. FSSC 22000 certification is, therefore, a definite step forward for Carbon Group and reflects a company-wide commitment to providing high-quality products.

“I’d like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to our Quality team here at Carbon Group who have been meticulous in their approach to supporting and fortifying all measures related to our food safety and quality systems. Not every business applying for this type of certification will reach the required standard – our achievement reflects the dedication and attention to detail shown by all our team here at Carbon Group.”

Carbon Group Managing Director, Brian Walsh, also expressed his gratitude to the Carbon Group Quality division.

In addition, he commended the commitment to quality demonstrated by the wider Carbon Group team. “We’re extremely fortunate to have such a strong Quality team in place”, he explained.

“In recent years, Carbon Group has invested significantly in expanding our QA and QC expertise. We’ve placed a strong focus on resources that meet the contemporary demands of the food industry, as well as the requirements of our life sciences customers.

“The company recognises, however, that the maintenance of Carbon Group’s quality and food safety standards is the responsibility of all employees. Therefore, I’d also like to acknowledge the exemplary commitment of our entire Carbon Group team who have collectively contributed to the achievement of our FSSC 22000 certification.”

More about FSSC 22000:

FSSC 22000 is the Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved certification programme that is globally recognised. FSSC 22000 encompasses international and independent ISO standards that are accepted for food safety and quality across the world:

  • ISO 22000
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO/TS 22003
  • Technical specifications for sector-specific Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), such as ISO/TS 22002-1
  • FSSC Additional Requirements.

FSSC 22000 contains a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems that’s aligned with the ISO Management System approach and the ISO Harmonized Structure.

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More About Carbon Group:

Specialising in the supply of chemicalsfood ingredients and high-end paints, Carbon Group has evolved to become a progressive business with a global outlook.

Our clients want solutions that achieve the most efficient, effective and flexible approach for their business. In fact, our entire business is geared towards giving customers more choice combined with best practice across sourcing, compliance, manufacturing, storage and mobilisation

[i] Correct on 12/10/2022 (