ISO 22000 (FSMS) is a Food Safety Management System standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO 22000 standard specifies requirements to establish, monitor, maintain, implement, and improve the food safety system performance of businesses. ISO 22000 certification ensures your organization adheres to the set of guidelines for regulating and reducing food safety hazards and risks. It aids in protecting consumer health and ensuring food safety. ISO 22000 Certification is the proven way to ensure food safety in business, thus guaranteeing customer satisfaction.
ISO 22000:2018 Version
The ISO 22000 standard is the most recent version, which was created by adhering to a method-based approach to minimize operational mistakes and risks in the management system. Because it has a high-level structure and PDCA cycle, it may be integrated with other ISO management system standards. ISO 22000:2018 defines the principles, systems, and guidelines that can be used to define, design, implement and maintain a food safety plan for an entire supply chain. ISO 22000:2018 is applicable to food safety management performance improvement of all types and sizes of organizations.
What does it mean to be ISO 22000 Certified?
ISO 22000 certification means that your organization has successfully met the ISO 22000 requirements for Food Safety Management Systems. ISO 22000 certification can be used to demonstrate compliance with national and international food safety legislation. ISO 22000 certification verifies that you are adhering to ISO requirements while implementing a food safety management system in your business. ISO 22000 Certification is a process of standardizing the entire operations related to food and its production. ISO 22000 Certification aids in ensuring safety regarding food items for all stages of production along with proper documentation, compliance of ISO 22000 Standard, and demonstrating that quality systems are adequate and suitable.
What are the Principles of ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is derived from four food safety management principles and seven basic management principles. The four food safety management principles were chosen because they are widely acknowledged to be essential in food safety management systems, and the seven general principles were chosen for their potential to improve company performance and achieve long-term success. They provide a theoretical basis for the ISO 22000 certification.
The food safety management concepts are:
- Interactive communication
- System management
- Prerequisite programs (PRPs)
- Hazard analysis and critical control points
The general management concepts are:
- Customers and interested parties should be your top priority
- Provide effective leadership for your company
- Involve and engage your staff
- Use a process framework
- Encourage progress
- Make decisions based on factual evidence
- Organize and manage your corporate connections
What is the difference between ISO 22000 and HACCP?
ISO 22000 certification differs from HACCP in a way that ISO 22000 Standard gives guidelines for ISO 22000 certification to avoid risks and hazards in food production systems. ISO 22000 certification ensures that the safety and quality of products are not compromised by bringing about best practices to be followed in the entire food supply chain. HACCP focuses mainly on the detection of food safety hazards whereas ISO 22000 certification ensures that your organization’s entire Food Safety System is ISO 22000 compliant. Additionally, HACCP is based on the classic idea of control measures falling into two categories: prerequisites and key control point measures. These ideas were reorganized for ISO 22000 by adding a series of control measures known as operational precondition programs.
Who can apply for ISO 22000 Certification?
ISO 22000 Certification is open to all manufacturers, processors, distributors, retailers and service providers of food products. ISO 22000 certification is available to any organization that can demonstrate ISO 22000 compliance regardless of size, location and industry. ISO 22000 certification does not only aid in growing your business but also helps you to protect the interests of your customers and stakeholders by giving them confidence that they are buying safe food.
Benefits of ISO 22000 Certification:
- Enhances food safety
- Ensures food is safe for human consumption
- Develops the image of an organization
- Ensures that organizations have a proper plan for preventing and controlling Hazards & Risks
- Increases credibility
- Develops customers confidence and satisfaction
- Ensures consistent application of food safety management systems across the entire supply chain
Why choose IAS to obtain ISO 22000 Certification?
Although the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) establishes and publishes the ISO 22000 standards, they do not perform ISO 22000 certification. Therefore, organizations turn to third-party certification bodies to obtain ISO 22000 certification such as IAS. IAS is a leading ISO 22000 Certification body in the United States and assists companies in ensuring that their ISO 22000 quality management system is effective by conducting conformity assessments with certified experts who are experienced auditors. IAS audits your operations against the standard’s requirements to ensure you properly obtain ISO 22000 certification in a timely manner.
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