ISO 22000:2018 (FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENET SYSTEM)
- Interactive communication across the organization
- System management that includes documentation
- Prerequisite programs which ensures a clean sanitary environment
- HACCP principles which helps to identify, prevent and remove food safety hazards
INTRODUCTION: ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System which is applicable to any organization in the food chain process of farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place. This standard requires the company to implement a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) that includes effective prerequisite programs in place to ensure a clean sanitary environment. A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Plan (HACCP) developed to identify, prevent and eliminate food safety hazards. Established documented food safety management system processes to manage food safety.
BENEFITS: ISO 22000 directly benefits organizations in several ways that incudes, reduction in food safety incidents and cost, compliance with legal and codex HACCP principles, lower risk of liability, fewer errors and customer complaints, continual improvement in products & processes, resource optimization internally and along the food chain, sustainable food safety performance, improves consumer/supplier/regulator confidence and relationships, platform for process and management control and improvement, competitive advantage in the marketplace, promotes international trade and improve overall performance and many more.
APPLICABLE TO: This standard is applicable to all organizations that are involved directly or indirectly in processing of food products or services.