ISO 22000: 2005 is the international standard on Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in September 2005.
The ISO 22000:2005 FSMS is designed to enable organizations to control food safety hazards along the food chain. It ensures that the food is safe at the time of consumption. The ISO 22000:2005 Standard provides international uniformity in the field of food safety standards, offering a tool to implement HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) throughout the food supply chain.
The goal of ISO 22000 Standard is to control and reduce any safety hazards identified to an acceptable level in the end products before delivering it to the customers.
This standard is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, involved in any aspect of the food chain. This includes organizations directly or indirectly involved in one or more steps of the food chain, such as:
The ISO 22000 Standard Food Safety Standard is a globally recognized and suitable for any business in the whole food chain. It includes even allied organizations such as equipment producers, packaging companies, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients, etc.
The ISO 22000:2018 Standard is also the best fit for companies looking for integrating their quality management system (ISO 9001:2015) with the Food Safety Management System.
The ISO 22000 Standard requires the implementation of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS). The Standard is broadly made up of the following themes:
The revised ISO 22000:2018 Standard consists of the latest trends in the food industry and food safety requirements. ISO 22000:2018 Standard is a timely response to the growing challenges faced by the food industry regarding food safety hazards.
The ISO 22000:2018 includes improvements to the definition, revised policies, risk analysis methodologies at operational and strategies levels. etc. The new food security system is sustainable and can be implemented hassle-free to ensure enhanced foods safety.
The ISO 22000:2018 Standards aims to lower the risk of food contamination, thereby also reducing the occurrence of any diseases through the food supply.
The new ISO 22000 Standards will deliver benefits to organizations of all sizes throughout the food chain:
The Food Safety Management System is implemented to follow the below ISO Compliance requirements:
Codex Alimentarius, (Food Code), is an internationally recognized guideline for food safety. It is developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a joint venture between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization(WHO).
The ISO 22000 is based on the Codex principles for food hygiene and is compliant with the criteria for food safety highlighted by Codex.
Having an ISO 22000 helps to raise customer, client and stakeholder confidence in the business. As the food industry deals with consumables at a mass-market level, health hazards will have an exponential impact on human life as well as the brand image.
Hence, it is highly advisable to follow industry best practices and getting certified for the Food Safety Management System Standards for business sustainability and reducing any risk related to food safety.
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