Quality Certifications


FSSC 22000

Karan Beef has recently been awarded the FSSC 22000 accreditation which is the highest Food Safety Management System (FSMS) attainable worldwide. Karan Beef is the recognised Leader in a very competitive Industry. Today consumers and retailers set very high demands on Food Safety, therefore it has been very important for Karan Beef to achieve this prestigious accreditation. Karan Beef is the first Abattoir in South Africa to achieve this accreditation. Karan Beef will gain worldwide acceptance of their products as FSSC 22000 accreditation is nationally and internationally recognised.

FSSC 22000 is the world’s leading, independently managed, non-profit food organisation scheme for ISO 22000-based certification of food safety management systems. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System provides a framework for effectively managing your food safety and quality responsibilities. It is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates a company has a robust and effective FSMS in place to meet the requirements of regulators, customers and consumers.

Since its foundation, FSSC 22000 has positioned itself as a leading global certification scheme. Developed in response to the needs of the international food sector, it provides an independent  ISO-based food safety management scheme for third party auditing and certification of the Food Safety Management Systems. It is fully based on the international, independent standards: ISO 22000, ISO 22003 with sector specific technical specifications for pre-requisite programs (PRP’s) and additional scheme requirements.

Benefits of FSSC 22000 Certification:

  • Customer satisfaction – through delivery of products that consistently meet customer requirements including quality, safety & legality
  • Reduced operating costs – through continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies
  • Operational efficiencies – by integrating PRP’s & OPRP’s, HACCP with the Plan-Do-Check-Act philosophies of ISO 9001 to increase the effectiveness of the Food Safety Management System
  • Improved stakeholder relationships – including staff, customers and suppliers
  • Legal compliance – by understanding how statutory and regulatory requirements impact the organization and its customers and testing compliance through internal audits and management reviews
  • Improved risk management – through greater consistency and traceability of product
  • Proven business credentials – through independent verification against recognised standards
  • Ability to win more business – particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply.
  • By gaining certification, you will gain recognition for your ongoing commitment to food safety, prove your integrity to the market, and enhance consumer confidence in your brand.


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ISO 22000

It is food safety standards that offer a global solution in harmonizing requirements towards safety management systems of a food supply chain. The standard's advantage is it synergy with HACCP. The standard has been delivered within ISO by experts from the food industry, along with representatives of specialised international organisations and in close corporation with the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the body jointly established by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop food standards. It demonstrates an organisation's commitment to food safety and provides a means to demonstrate that an organisation is taking the necessary steps to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

The pursuit of excellence has always been Karan Beef's ethos. It was only natural that compliance and certification to the ISO 22000:2005 standard be sought after HACCP accreditation. As a company, Karan Beef always strives to the front runner in a very competitive industry. The company also feels it has an obligation to its customers to be equal to the best in the world.

The standard specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that the food is safe at the time of human consumption.

It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.

ISO 22000 specifies requirements to enable an organization to:

  • Plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer
  • Demonstrate compliance with statutory and regulatory food safety requirements
  • Evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customer, and relevant interested parties in the food chain
  • Ensure that the organisation conforms to its stated food safety policy
  • Demonstrate such conformity to relevant interested parties, and
  • Seek certification or registration of its food safety management system by an external organization such as SABS Commercial


The standard can be applied on its own, or in combination with other management system standards such as ISO 9001.

Your ISO 22000: Food Safety Management System Certificate from SABS Commercial enables you to demonstrate strong commitment to food safety when bidding for national and international business.


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