The food and beverage market is closely monitored and highly regulated. This comes as no surprise since it concerns public health. As organic matcha grows in popularity, so do the demands for its safety. A premium matcha supplier, for example, is held to the highest standards and is required to meet strict safety certifications and hygiene demands in order to provide high-quality matcha.
At Ikeda Tea World we proudly hold the FSSC 22000 international certification. As an FSSC certified company, we are fully committed to following product safety and quality regulations, as well as the strictest hygiene requirements.
What is FSSC 22000?
FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification) is an independent agency that created a framework for effectively managing food safety and quality responsibilities. An FSSC certified company has to have an effective food safety management system that meets the requirements and demands of regulators, food business clients, and consumers. FSSC 22000 guarantees the company’s integrity and brings trust and confidence to its clients
FSSSC 22000 is an international third-party certification based on existing ISO 22000 standards. It is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and accepted by Abs worldwide, which means that it works in collaboration with the world’s leading food safety experts in order to define and update food safety requirements for food safety schemes, mainly through a benchmarking process.
The ISO 22000 international standard outlines the requirements for a food safety management system that involves: interactive communication, system management prerequisite programs (PRs) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles, which include biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the production process.
Differences With Other Certifications
As A Non-Profit, Independent foundation, FSSC 22000 uses international and global ISO standards not owned by any specific stakeholder organization. Unlike other schemes, FSSC 22000 has a 3-year auditing certification process that focuses not only on the product/ process scheme but on the whole food safety management system, from the first contact with the raw materials to the final stages, such as packaging, transportation, and storage.
Quality Comes First
Although tea products have been categorized as low risk in terms of food safety, organic green tea may become contaminated during the process of drying or packing. At Ikeda Tea World, every single step of production, processing and distribution is closely monitored and regularly audited by an international third party in order to offer the highest quality FSSC certified green tea and FSSC certified matcha.
We also hold other certifications such as OU Kosher, USDA Organic, JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard) Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Certified Gluten-Free as a guarantee of our promise to maintain the highest standards possible throughout our whole food management system.
If you are looking for an organic bulk match supplier, call us today.