ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System
ISO 22000:2018 is an internationally recognised standard that sets out the requirements for food safety system (FSMS) to organizations in the food chain. ISO 22000 applies the requirements of ISO 9001 to food safety and integrates them with the requirements of HACCP for identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards.
What is ISO 22000:2018?
ISO 22000:2018 specifies the requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS). It provides a framework for organizations to manage and control food safety hazards throughout the food supply chain, from the stage it is produced in farms to the stage its served on your plate. The standard not only helps organizations ensure the safety of their food products, but also ensures that they comply with regulatory requirements, and meet customer expectations for safe and quality food.
Why have ISO 22000:2018?
As consumers’ awareness of food safety and product quality rises, it has become even more crucial for businesses producing food items to take a systematic approach to detect all potential hazards that could result in low quality. A few risks connected with food processing include foodborne infections, contamination, and adulteration. ISO 22000 can help you in establishing a methodical approach to hazard identification and help reduce such risks.
What are the Benefits of a Food Safety System?
Organisations can gain from having a system in place for food safety in a number of ways. These consist of:
- Increased food safety: Setting up a system to identify and manage food safety risks can help businesses lower the risk of contamination and foodborne disease.
- Adherence to regulatory requirements: Organisations can adhere to regulations regarding food safety by applying the ISO 22000:2018 standard, which is acknowledged by regulatory bodies all over the world.
- Enhanced consumer trust: Consumers are getting more and more concerned with the safety and quality of the food they eat. By implementing a food safety system, businesses can improve customer satisfaction and retain customers by providing food that is both safe and of high quality.
- Lower expenses: Organisations can lower the costs of foodborne diseases, product recalls, and legal liabilities by putting in place a food safety system.
What does having ISO 22000:2018 Mean for your Business?
Having ISO 22000:2018 certification can provide several benefits to businesses. It demonstrates that the company has a food safety management system in place that complies with international standards, which may strengthen the company’s reputation and make it more competitive in the market. ISO 22000 certification will help a company in meeting legal standards, lower the possibility of product recalls, and improve consumer trust in the safety and quality of its food items. Overall, achieving ISO 22000 certification can lead to higher customer satisfaction and reduce legal liabilities, which in turn leads to business growth.
Who can be Certified to ISO 22000:2018?
ISO 22000:2018 certification is suitable for any organization involved in the food supply chain, regardless of size or type of activity. This includes food manufacturers, processors, packagers, retailers, food service providers, etc.
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