ISO 22000 Food Safety

ISO 22000 is internationally recognised as the standard for controlling food safety hazards. It specifies the requirements for a food safety management system, by mapping out how an organisation needs 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 organisation. It is also evidence of the company’s commitment to food safety, throughout the supply chain, to ensure delivery of safe food products to its customers.

What are the benefits of ISO 22000 Food Safety?

  • Demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to food safety
  • Ensure control, at all stages of the food supply chain, are in place to prevent food safety hazards
  • Embed and improve the internal processes needed to provide consistently safe food
  • Provide a framework for management commitment, supplier and customer communication and continuous improvement of the food safety system
  • Provide confidence to customers and other stakeholders that you have the ability to control food safety hazards and provide safe products
  • Provide a means of continual improvement that ensures the food safety management system is reviewed and updated, so that all activities related to food safety remain safe and effective

Is ISO 22000 right for you?

ISO 22000 works for all organisations, regardless of their size, by outlining best practice that delivers results and conveys confidence throughout the organisation and to stakeholders and consumers.

Failures in food safety practices are dangerous and expensive with very serious consequences. This food safety management standard can help organisations identify and control food safety hazards across international business boundaries.

ISO 22000:2018 Update
• ISO 22000:2005 will cease to be valid on 18/06/2021
• All existing clients must have received their transition audit to ISO 22000:2018 prior to 18/03/2021
• Transition audits can be completed within the normal certification cycle (additional audit time and fees will be required), alternatively, if existing clients wish to transition outside of their usual audit schedule, this can be performed as a special visit (additional time and fees will be required)
• All new applications for ISO 22000 received from 1 January 2021 must be to the 2018 version of the standard
• All existing clients who wish to maintain their ISO 22000 certification, please inform your local office of your chosen route for transition

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