The food safety management system standard ISO 22000 enables any company directly or indirectly involved in the food chain to identify the relevant risks and manage them efficiently.
Preventing food safety failures and assessing legal compliance can help protect your brand. Implementation of a food safety management system compliant with the ISO 22000 standard changes your company’s approach from retroactive quality testing to a preventive way of thinking. Companies face strong requirements from legislators, customers, and consumers to assure consistently safe production processes. An efficient management system tailored to your processes will help you prevent food safety failures and associated costs, and increase the reliability for legal compliance. A commitment to conscious risk management will be one of your main competitive advantages.
What is the ISO 22000 standard?
The ISO 22000 standard is compatible and harmonized with other international management system standards, including ISO 9001. It is ideal for integration with existing management systems and processes.
ISO 22000 is applicable to all organisations directly or indirectly involved in the food value chain. This includes producers of packaging or detergents, suppliers of cleaning services, pest control, or industrial laundry services. It allows you to assess and demonstrate conformity of the product in relation to food safety and to demonstrate control of food safety hazards. The standard ensures food safety from farm to fork based on these generally recognized key elements:
Why is certification good for my business?
The potential benefits of ISO 22000 are numerous, but the most significant are tangible and demonstrable improvements in food safety performance and a greater level of assurance in the area of legal compliance.
The ISO 22000 standard enables your organisation to:
Certification to the standard provides an effective means for your company to communicate with stakeholders and other interested parties. It is an important element in demonstrating food safety commitment under corporate governance, corporate responsibility, and financial reporting requirements.
How can I prepare for certification?
The process described in ISO 22000 includes the following steps:
Development, implementation, and certification of a food safety management system is a continuous journey, with the independent audit representing one element of the total assessment process.
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