Food safety management ISO 22000

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.
ISO 22000:2005 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.

Who is it for?
A truly international standard for any business in the entire food chain from 'farm to fork' and including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients. ISO 22000 is also for companies seeking to integrate their quality management system, for example ISO 9001:2000, and their food safety management system.

Benefits of ISO 22000
certifying your food management system against the requirements of ISO 22000 will bring the following benefits to your organization:

  • Applies to all organizations in the global food supply chain.
  • A truly global international standard.
  • Provides potential for harmonization of national standards.
  • Covers the majority of the requirements of the current retailer food safety standards.
  • Complies with the Codex HACCP principles.
  • An auditable standard which provides a framework for third-party certification.
  • Auditable standard with clear requirements.
  • Suitable for regulators.
  • The structure aligns with the management system clauses of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004.

Specific benefits include:

  • System approach, rather than product approach.
  • Resource optimization ? internally and along the food chain.
  • All control measures subjected to hazard analysis.
  • Better planning, less post process verification.
  • Improved documentation.
  • Systematic management of prerequisite programmes.
  • Increased due diligence.
  • Dynamic communication on food safety issues with suppliers, customers,
    regulators and other interested parties.
A systematic and proactive approach to identification of food safety hazards
and development and implementation of control measures.

ISO 22000 Steps to certification :

If you’re new to standards , don’t worry, it’s still a simple process.

1. Choose the standard
You’ll need a copy of the standard before you can start preparing for your application. You should read it and familiarize yourself with it.
2. Make contact
We're keen to deliver what you need, whatever stage you are at with Standard. Get in touch by email or phone and we'll identify the best services for you.
3. Meet your assessment team
We’ll assign you a Client Manager, who will be your main point of contact throughout the process – and beyond. They’ll have an excellent understanding of your business area and will support you as you move forward to the assessment and registration of your standard management system.
4. Consider presentation
Whether you want to implement a management system or increase your general awareness of the standard, our new range of awareness covers every aspect of the chosen international standard.
5. Review and assessment
We can do a desktop review of your existing management system against the standard to identify omissions or weaknesses that need resolving before formal assessment. Once these have been addressed, we’ll conduct a full on-site assessment.
6. Certification and beyond
Once the assessment has been successfully completed, we’ll help you to get a certificate of registration, clearly explaining the scope of your certification. This is valid for three years and your assessor will visit regularly to help you stay compliant and support the continual improvement of your systems.