ISO 22000 is a truly international standard suitable for any business in the entire food chain, including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.
ISO 22000 Certification for Food Safety
Management System in Organizations
- By Global Manager Group
What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000, Food safety management systems - Requirements
for any organization in the food chain, was first published in
2005. The standard provides international harmonization in the
field of food safety standards, offering a tool to implement
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) throughout
the food supply chain.
Objective of ISO 22000
ISO 22000 Certification scheme sets out the requirements for
certification bodies (CB’s) to develop, implement and operate a
system for the assessment and certification of food safety
systems of food manufacturing organizations and to guarantee
its impartiality and competence. The certificate indicates that
the organizations food safety system is in conformance with the
requirements which are given in this scheme and that the
organization is able to maintain conformance with these
Why one should acquire ISO 22000
• Meets food industry expectations: It is now widely known
that safety hazards can develop at any point in the food chain.
ISO 22000 having broad applicability that helps any organization
to control these hazards.
Interactive communication, both internally and externally, is
essential for the identification and control of food safety
• Subjects all control measures to hazard analysis: This
thorough analysis helps the organization to more easily
determine which safety hazards need to be controlled, and
which combination of control measures is most effective in
• Fills the gap between ISO 9001 and HACCP: ISO 9001 does
not provide guidelines for determining and controlling food
safety hazards, like the critical control point (CCP) method in
HACCP. But HACCP does not include ISO 9001’s key concepts of
continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. ISO 22000
covers all of these points.
• Lower risk of liability: When an unsafe food product enters
the market, the entire food chain suffers from consumers’
organizations in the food chain can take responsibility for
consumer safety, consequently lowering their risk of having to
cover insurance payments and legal costs.
ISO 22000 Certification Steps
• Identify the requirements of ISO 22000 Certification for your
• Better process control, flow and productivity.
• Make Decision to implement FSMS in the organization
• Make a Food Safety team for the implementation and hire a
expert who can guide you as per the requirements of the
• Identify the possible contamination possibilities, analyze it,
make the objectives and start implementing.
• Design and implement the various procedures, quality manual
and generate the formats as per the procedures and manual.
• Establish & evaluate the system and procedure.
• Once Developed a system, perform internal quality audits and
close the non conformities found during the audit.
Benefits of Adopting ISO 22000
• Expanded market access: The demand for certified suppliers in the
food industry is growing. Since ISO 22000 is supported by government
and food safety experts worldwide, your certification will open the
door to many domestic and international business opportunities.
• Reduced cost of sales: Your certification establishes your company's
credibility and commitment to safety from day one. Because the task
of explaining the specifics and demonstrating the effectiveness of your
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management system is more straightforward, it takes less time to earn
your prospective customers' trust and confidence.
• Streamlined quality management: Certification to ISO 22000
reduces the complexity and overhead required to administer separate
proprietary programs for individual customers. This leads to a
reduction in both second- and third-party system audits and,
ultimately, a common quality system approach among all suppliers in
the food chain.
The system includes Food Safety Procedures covering a
comprehensive range of prerequisite programmes which enable
an organisation to put in place fundamental food safety
procedures that are compliant with the International Standard
ISO 22000. The system also provides guidance on how to
manage and implement a HACCP system and determine critical
control points (CCPs). As a bonus ISO 22000 Food Safety
Management System is backed up by expert support which is
always available to provide assistance in developing Food Safety
for any Organization.
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Certification Documentation and Auditor Training Packages.
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