ISO 22000 certification covers all the processes in the food chain that impact the safety of the end product. It specifies the requirements for a comprehensive food safety management systems as well as incorporating the elements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
This internationally recognized food safety standard should be used by all organizations in the food supply chain from farming to food services, processing, transportation and storage through packaging to retail. You can demonstrate your commitment to food safety and improve your competitive position with an audit from our global network of food safety specialists.
Developed in 2005, ISO 22000 certification creates a single food safety standard that harmonizes the various national standards into one easy to understand set of requirements that are simple to apply and recognized around the world.
Who should use ISO 22000:2005?
Since ISO 22000 is a generic food safety management standard it can be used by any organization directly or indirectly involved in the food chain including- Farms, Fisheries and Dairies, Processors of Meats, Fish and Feed, including Manufacturers of soups, snacks, bread, cereal, beverages, canned and frozen food, etc as well as food service providers such as restaurants, fast food chains, hospitals and hotels.
Supporting services should not be forgotten and providers of food transportation storage and distribution, catering services as well as product suppliers for equipment, additives, raw materials, cleaning and sanitizing products, packaging. In short if your products touch the food industry or the food we eat, part or all of the ISO 22000 requirements will apply.
Benefits of ISO 22000:2005
- A clear, auditable, global standard providing a framework to bring together all parts of your Food Safety Management System (FSMS);
- Demonstrates commitment to customer satisfaction;’
- Tests compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and your own systems through internal audits and management reviews;
- Improves internal and external communications;
- Improves your organizations image;
- Links pre-requisite programs (PRPs & OPRPs), HACCP with the Plan-Do-Study-Act philosophies of ISO 9001 to increase the effectiveness of your food management system;
- Requires regular testing of data integrity / lot recall programs and process audits
- Aligns with other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001)