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ISO 22000

ISO 22000 takes a broad supply chain approach to food safety, providing a standard that can be utilised by any business regardless of size, in the food or beverage supply chain.

ISO 22000 certification covers from pre-primary production to customer consumption as well as businesses providing services to the food industry.

Key Benefits

Demonstrate Supply Chain Integrity

ISO 22000 is designed to support businesses with a robust food safety management system. ISO 22000 takes a broad supply chain approach to food safety, providing a standard that answers the requirement from the farm to the fork for the entire food supply chain industry.

Access Suppliers and Retailers

ISO 22000 has the ability to be applied by any organisation within the supply chain, regardless of their size or position. Gaining you access to an increased network with credibility and committed safety from day one to the next.

Compatibility with Other ISO Standards

ISO 22000 follows the same high level structure (HLS) such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, making it an appropriate choice for development of an integrated risk-based management system throughout your business.

What Is It?

Demonstrate your ability to control food safety hazards.

ISO 22000 articulates specific requirements for a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) that will enable organisations that are directly or indirectly involved in the food chain to control, manage and imrpove food safety.Following the same HLS as ISO standards.
Terms and Definitions

To ensure clairy, the standard references ISO and IEC terminology throughout the FSMS. You can view these at following addresses:

Context of the Organisation
Organisations are required to determine external and internal issues that are relevant to achieving the intended result(s) of its FSMS. These issues should be identified, reviewed and updated for both external and internal issues.
Senior management are required to demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the FSMS and food safety. In addition, top management must ensure all responsibilities have been assigned, communicated and understood across the organisation.
When planning for the FSMS, organisations are required to determine the risks and opportunities that must be addressed.
Organisations shall determine and ensure that relevant resources (people, systems, infrastructure, documentation, communication) needed to establish, implement, maintenant, update and continually improve the FSMS.
Organisations are required to plan, implement, control, maintain and update their processes across the distribution route of the end product.
Performance Evaluation of the Food Safety Management System
Organisations are required to monitor, measure, analysis and evaluate their FSMS through analysis and evaluation including management review organisation’s FSMS, at planned intervals, to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.

Through continual improvements of the FSMS and under the direction of top leadership organisations should look to evaluate their FSMS and correct nonconformity and corrective actions.

ISO 22000: 2018 Transition Information

Haven’t transitioned from ISO 22000:2015 yet? Learn what you need to do to prepare for the ISO 22000:2018 transition with this factsheet.