Category: ISO 22000


SOCOTEC Certification International is excited to launch its new bookshop in partnership with IT Governance. Everything from Standards and tool-kits to check lists and practical guides can be found at Choose the correct ISO Standard for your organisation - the simple layout makes it easy for ... Read More


In our previous blog post ‘Why digital?’, we looked at the rise of digital auditing, the drawbacks of traditional and digital auditing as another tool in the toolbox of the modern auditor. Here we look at a mixed approach in a little more depth through quotes from experts in the ... Read More


In an earlier blog entry, we discussed the inadequacies of the current auditing model and gave examples of where it had fallen short and why. In this post we will look at a different auditing model that, going forward, addresses the disparity between documented/historical data and ‘business as usual’ data. Technology appears ... Read More


Too many times over the last few years have we seen a massive failure in business processes that have lead to loss of revenue and customers or on a grander scale, environmental disaster and death. Just as many times have we seen someone say, ‘I could’ve told you that was ... Read More


Already a leader in the field of assessment and certification services to internationally recognised standards, over the last year Certification International has seen considerable growth in Asia. Japan has always been one of our largest global markets, but demand for certification to standards such as ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004,has ... Read More


While some see certification as another form of auditing, and all it implies, for others it means attaining a certificate that formally acknowledges that their business undertakes its work in a quality oriented way. And for the majority it means recognition and credibility in the marketplace. Whatever people define certification as, ... Read More


Business continuity and disaster recovery planning is a key governance responsibility of all organisations. Sadly there are still many organisations that have not yet addressed the basics. It is the board of directors who are accountable for ensuring that an organisation has developed and tested its ... Read More


Hardly a week goes by without the media reporting another scare story or scandal relating to food safety.  Sometimes it’s a horror story about a food establishment breaking food storage and preparation rules leading to food poisoning - even restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, such as Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, ... Read More


With greater emphasis being given to Business Continuity Management (BCM) systems, it is important for companies to identify potential incidents that threaten their organisation and put in place relevant systems which safeguard the interests of key stakeholders. This can easily be achieved through certification to SS 540:2008 and BS 25999.... Read More