Officially recognised: Supply chain safety and quality AstaReal achieves food safety standard FSSC 22000 certification

AstaReal, the global pioneer in natural astaxanthin cultivation and related research, has been certified according to FSSC 22000, Version 5. The certification confirms that the company meets all the safety requirements relevant to the manufacturing of food throughout the supply chain.


AstaReal cultivates and produces astaxanthin, which is derived from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis. To confirm the safety and consistent quality of its products for consumer consumption, AstaReal has been accredited with the FSSC 22000, V5 certificate. For AstaReal’s customers, this guarantees a well-developed food safety management system, including solid hazard analysis and risk management system that identify, evaluate and control any food safety hazards that my occur, thus guaranteeing consumer safety. The accreditation is testament to the Swedish company’s continuous efforts to not only maintain, but also improve on, its high safety and quality standards.


Certification according to the FSSC 22000 standard is recognised worldwide as proof of a safe manufacturing process and a comprehensive food safety management system, and fulfils the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). For AstaReal, this is one more step towards reassuring both manufacturers and consumers about the safety of its products.


Dr. Kurt Haglund, Quality Manager at AstaReal: “Our customers look for scientifically backed, natural ingredients that are produced with the highest standards throughout the whole supply chain. We at AstaReal attach great importance to providing only high quality and safe ingredients, supported by a well-functioning food safety management system. We do not compromise in this area, and always put safety and food quality first. Therefore, we are delighted to have received the FSSC 22000 certification as an official confirmation of our commitment.”


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