ISO 22000 is an international certification standard that defines the requirements of food safety management systems. It can be used by all organizations, in the supply chain – from farmers to processing, transportation, storage, retail, packaging and food services.
It combines and supplements the core elements of ISO 9001 and HACCP to provide an effective framework for the development, implementation and continual improvement of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS).
Increasing consumer demand for safe food has led many companies to develop both food quality and safety management systems, based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). In 2001, ISO started the development on an auditable standard, which further defines HACCP’s role in food safety management systems and culminated in the newly formed ISO 22000. The ISO 22000 standard intends to define the food safety management requirements for companies that need to meet and extend food safety regulations all over the world.
- Provide interactive communication, internationally and across the supply chain.
- Compliance with the HACCP principles – Hazard Analysis, Identify Critical Control Points (CCPs), Establish Critical Links, Monitor CCPs, Establish Corrective Action, Record Keeping, Verification.
- Harmonize the voluntary and prerequisite standards.
- Create a structure that is aligned with ISO 9001:2000.
- It speeds and simplifies processes without compromising other quality or safety management systems.
- One standard that encompasses all the consumer and market needs.
- Helps to create labeled and branded products
- Facilitate sound System management up to an international standard
- Increases the standard of production continually resulting to enhanced business recognition.