ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 permits a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place. This provides customer confidence in the product. This is becoming more and more essential as customers demand safe food and food processors require that ingredients obtained from their suppliers to be safe.
ISO 22000 is internationally recognized as the standard for controlling food safety hazards. It identifies the requirements for a food safety management system, by mapping out how an organization necessities to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards, in order to consistently produce food products, which are safe for the end consumer.
Certification to ISO 22000 demonstrates that the framework of a structured management system is incorporated into the overall management activities of the organization. It is also proof of the company’s commitment to food safety, throughout the supply chain, to confirm delivery of safe food products to its customers.
ISO 22000 incorporates HACCP principles and is well-matched with ISO 9001 quality management systems, making it the ideal basis for implementing a comprehensive, cost effective food safety management system.
Established in 2005, ISO 22000 was designed as an accessible, internationally accepted standard, and is applicable to organizations of all sizes, involved in any aspect of the food supply chain. The standard covers the key components for ensuring food safety including interactive communication, system management, implementation of pre-requisite programs and the continual review and improvement of the system.
UK Akkreditering Forum Limited is an accredited ISO certification body and our food safety specialists have the knowledge and experience to guide you successfully through the whole certification procedure. Our ISO 22000 services include training and pre-audit assessment. We also provide ongoing support through follow-up audits and certification renewal.
ISO 22000 certification would most benefit companies considering for an interconnected, globally-recognized food safety management system. ISO 22000 may be necessary by some feed customers, but it is also good business, offering a framework for consistent management, accountability, constant enhancement and communication.
Applying ISO 22000 in an organization results in a more healthy food safety management system and potential access to new market opportunities. Benefits include: