The ISO 22000 family of standards relate to food safety management systems and are designed to help organizations of any size and at any stage in the food chain to ensure they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders. The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and are available through National standards bodies.
ISO 22000 deals with the fundamentals of food safety management systems. ISO 22000:2005 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard have to meet. It has been designed to be compatible with other management system standards such as ISO 9001 and can be implemented within an integrated management system.
Independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 22000:2005 may be obtained from third party certification bodies.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies the basic requirements for a food safety management system (FMS) that an organization must fulfil to demonstrate its ability to consistently produce food products which are safe for the end consumer.
Benefits of ISO 22000:2005 Certification
- A clear, auditable, global standard providing a framework to bring together all parts of your Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
- Demonstrates commitment to customer satisfaction
- Tests compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and your own systems through internal audits and management reviews
- Improves internal and external communications
- Improves your organizations image
- Links pre-requisite programs (PRPs & OPRPs), HACCP with the Plan-Do-Study-Act philosophies of ISO 9001 to increase the effectiveness of your food management system
- Requires regular testing of data integrity / lot recall programs and process audits
- Aligns with other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001)