Food Safety Management System
ISO 22000 is the management system implemented for defining the current and potential hazards in the food supply chain, in order to control these hazards defining implementing, monitoring preventions, evaluating and analyzing the results, continual improvement of the applications.
At the present day’s food safety is the all world concerning subject. Epidemic diseases spread through food do not only have effects on human life but also have lots of destructive effects on organizations and countries’ economies. Every year, hundreds of people are caught diseases due to food poisoning on worldwide and food manufacturer companies give immeasurable harm to their prestige by paying for damages.
Every day all around the world food is produced, transported, sold and consumed. This means there’s always a risk of contamination and other food safety hazards. The ISO 22000 standards aim to lower the risk of bacterial contamination and therefore the risk of disease throughout the entire food supply-chain process.
Guaranteeing the quality and food safety is inevitable necessity for continuity of all organizations “Farm To Fork” in the food chain. For this reason risk management becomes a must for all organizations like restaurants, catering organizations, packaging service performing organizations, equipment and chemical producers relating to food production and concerning activities, service organizations working on pest control, cleaning, transportation and logistics and all organizations that want to safeguard their position.
Intermediate and final consumers prefer reliable organizations that could give the needed give guaranty. To win this confidence, organizations should prove that they have the food safety management system covering all processes and being applied effectively.
ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 are Food Safety Management Systems Certification Schemes that provide assurance to your customers that you have implemented an effective food safety plan and management system.
Organisations certified in ISO 22000 can indicate to their customers that they have a Food Safety Management System in place. Having an ISO 22000 certification can help make customers feel more secure in the safety of a business’s product; an increasingly important issue for both businesses and consumers.
Hence more and more large retailers and manufacturers expect their customers to achieve certification to help prevent illness and costly, damaging recalls of products.
This standard is applicable to any company in the food industry, from farmers, manufacturers and transporters to packagers and retailers. ISO 22000 certification is recognized worldwide, and is growing in popularity.
Why should I implement an ISO 22000 system?
The development of a FSMS represents a “proactive”, systematic and logical approach to address the problems of food safety.
The structure of the standard closely resembles that of existing International Standards. It is intended that this common approach will enable organizations that integrate a single management system that meets the requirements of two or more other management system standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001 and ISO 22301).
This standard benefits your organization, it provides greater transparency, thanks to minimizing the main food risks, on one hand, while providing greater security to both customers and the end consumer, on the other.
Benefits of ISO 22000
- Reduction in food safety incidents and cost.
- Compliance with legal and Codex HACCP principle.
- Lower risk of liability.
- Fewer errors and customer complaints.
- Continual improvement in products & processes.
- Resource optimization – internally and along the food chain.
- Sustainable food safety performance.
- Improves consumer / supplier /regulator confidence and relationships.
- Ensures safe food production and transportation to customer by preventing possible hazards
- Provides transition of products from quality control to preventative quality assurance
- Improved overall performance.