ISO 22000 food safety management systems is an international standard which specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. It involves interactive communication, system management, prerequisite programmes and HACCP principles.
ISO 22000:2018 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.
Increasingly companies within the food chain must be able to demonstrate an effective HACCP system, depending on varying local and national requirements. Meeting local food hygiene regulations and applying hazard analysis techniques, such as HACCP, add to what may already seem to be a complex and daunting process for those in the food chain.
Standard that is relevant to all parts of the food supply chain regardless of size, from 'farm to fork' it is also applicable to suppliers of non-food products and services, like cleaning, equipment manufacturers and transport companies. It's suitability for all stakeholders in the chain also makes it an ideal tool to implement HACCP throughout the food supply chain.
Show commitment helps you to manage food safety hazards and risks and communicate this publicly giving stakeholders confidence that you are serious about safety
Commercially ISO 22000 is recognised throughout the global food chain and larger food producers in particular may favour those with ISO 22000
Cost saving Many food companies currently have to meet the requirements of numerous standards and schemes. ISO 22000 gives an opportunity to harmonise all HACCP based standards
Compliance organisations need to show their compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory food safety requirements in addition to adherence to their own stated food safety policy
Acceptance of Proposal and Contract Signature
Gap Analysis (Optional): Pre-assessment of your system to evaluate the current state against requirements of the standard.
Audit Stage 1: Initial Visit to verify the establishment and implementation of the Management System; 4- Audit Stage 2: Certification audit (certificate issued after successful certification audit)
Decision making Stage and Certification Issuance
1st Surveillance Audits (After 1 year of registration) to evaluate the maintenance and the Continual Improvement of Management System
2nd Surveillance Audits (After 2 year of registration) to evaluate the maintenance and the Continual Improvement of Management System
Re-Certification (after 3 Years of initial registration), Signing an other contract