ISO 22000 is a globally accepted international standard, which specifies the requirements for food safety management systems. Established in 2005, ISO 22000 is applicable to all organizations involved in the food chain, whose main objective is to ensure food safety. The standard outlines a framework which harmonizes all parts of the food supply chain, from producer to consumer, and helps you reduce food hazards, control the risks and prevent contamination.
By obtaining an ISO 22000 certification, you will prove your commitment to food safety and adherence to respective food safety regulations.
By obtaining an ISO 22000 certification, you will prove your dedication to food safety to your customers and stakeholders. Moreover, you will gain a worldwide recognized certification on Food Safety Management, where you will learn all the processes and policies needed to mitigate risks and enhance accountability and transparency. This will, in turn, will you a competitive advantage by improving your brand’s reputation and leading to potential increases in business volume. (Source: PECB)
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What ISO (International Organization for Standardization) says about this standard:
ISO 22000:2005 (Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain) 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.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements to enable an organization
- to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer;
- to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;
- to evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction;
- to effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain;
- to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy;
- to demonstrate such conformity to relevant interested parties, and
- to seek certification or registration of its food safety management system by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to ISO 22000:2005.
Note: This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2009. Therefore this version remains current.
By becoming ISO 22000 certified you will be able to:
- Increase the profits
- Control and eliminate food safety risks
- Continually improve the processes needed to provide safe food
- Built customer’s confidence on your ability to control any food safety hazards
- Ensure sustainable food safety
- Promote international trade
Benefits of ISO 22000 certification to your organization:
- Maintenance and continuous improvement of the Food Safety Management System
- Provides a framework for management commitment, communication with suppliers and customers,
- Engagement of HACCP and other preventive plans that ensure food safety
- Commitment to customer satisfaction
- Improves the reputation of the company
- Alignment with other internationally acknowledged standards
- Helps minimize food safety risks
- Increases transparency in food safety responsibility
Benefits of ISO 22000 certification to your customers:
- Ensured safe food
- Better quality in the food industry
- Conformity of products and services
- Ensures quality, safety and reliability