FSSC 22000 Certification of Food Packaging Material Manufacturing is currently performed using PAS 223. The ISO/TS 22002-4 was published in 2013. It has now been benchmarked for FSSC 22000. The conclusion of the benchmarking is that the changes from the PAS are minimal in terms of the requirements, and no additional requirements have to be taken up by FSSC 22000 once PAS 223 is replaced by ISO 22002-4.
After 1 November 2014, it will no longer be permitted to use PAS 223 for FSSC 22000. For those companies with existing certificates that refer to PAS 223 there will be a transition period of up to one year to change certificates over to ISO.