The Specific Accreditation Protocol for the certification of food safety management systems (SAP-C001) describes the considerations of the RvA relating to the assessment of food safety management systems. This protocol is amended as of the 24th of April 2015.
The protocol is of importance to accredited certification bodies who offer services related to food safety management systems, and for the users of these services, who can find information in this protocol about the systematics of the supervision by the RvA.
The new system of scope classification in clusters is broader than the earlier indicated categories. In principle, the current scope (in categories) will be transferred after the assessment to clusters and categories as indicated in appendix 3 of the new protocol. In case the certification body currently does not cover all categories of the cluster in its scope, the options exist:
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