FAQ What is the difference between Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program or FSC 36 and FSC 34?
The major difference between Food Sector Category (FSC) 36 and 34, is that FSC 34 will be a GFSI-benchmarked program. FSC 34 requires an annual audit and facilities need a HACCP plan in place. The FSC 36 only requires the feed safety plan to utilize risk based principles – hazard identification and control procedures where necessary. In addition, FSC 34 will require shelf life trials and additional document controls such as tracking when edits are made to the program.
Companies interested in using a certification program that is GFSI-benchmarked, should consider the FSC 34 program.