What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 is a standard that defines and specifies requirements for developing and implementing a food safety management system (FSMS). It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe.

What are the benefits?

  • 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.
  • Sustainable food safety performance.
  • Improves consumer.
  • Platform for process and management control and improvement.
  • Competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Principals: ISO 22000 certification

  1. Hazard Analysis – Biological, chemical & physical.
  2. Identify CCP – Identify Critical Control Point of food Chain.
  3. Controls: Establishment of critical control points and preventive measures thereon.
  4. Monitoring of CCP.
  5. Ascertain Corrective Actions.
  6. Records Keeping.

Steps for organization to get 22000 certified

For the organization FSMS to be certified, you have to initially complete the execution. In the wake of completing all your documentation and actualizing your procedures, your organization additionally needs to play out these means to guarantee a fruitful certification:

Internal-Audit: to check your FSMS forms. The objective is to guarantee that records are set up to affirm consists of the procedures and to discover issues and shortcomings that would somehow or another stay covered up.

Management audit: to assess the significant realities about the management system forms so as to settle on suitable choices.

Corrective activities: Following the internal audit and management audit, you need to correct the root cause of any identified problems and document how they were resolved.

The organization audit process is divided into two phases:

Stage One Audit (documents review) – The auditor/s from certification body will review documents to ensure your documentation meets the requirements of ISO 22000 Certification and to determine an organization’s readiness for their Stage 2 Certification Audit.

Stage Two Audit (on site audit) – evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of your organization’s management system(s). During the Stage 2 audit, Certification Body will determine the degree of compliance with the standard’s requirements and report any non-conformity that your organization will have to correct before the certification can be issued. If the Stage 2 audit is successful, your organization’s management system(s) will be certified and the certificate will issue.