What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 is the global food safety management system standard for the whole food supply chain, from growers and producers to processors and packaging, transport and point of sale. It extends to suppliers of non-food products and services, like cleaning and equipment manufacturers, and can be used by organisations of any size. ISO 22000 specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that involves interactive communication, system management, and prerequisite programmes. The standard focuses on supply chain assurance, has management system principles embedded, and is aligned with HACCP principles of Codex Alimentarius.
Who Can Use ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 has been designed for implementation by any organisation irrespective of size, sector or geographical location.
Why is ISO 22000 certification important?
ISO 22000 is recognised throughout the global food chain and certification is a way to become a supplier of choice. ISO 22000 certification publicly demonstrates your commitment to food safety. ISO 22000 also aligns with other ISO management system standards, making it easy to integrate your food safety management with quality, environmental or health and safety management systems. In addition, when combined with technical specifications for sector specific prerequisite programmes like ISO/TS 22001-1/ISO 22002-1 and PAS 223, it provides a baseline for FSSC 22000.
Benefits include:
• Build stakeholder engagement and brand reputation.
• Preventative and corrective approaches to food safety management.
• Identify, manage and mitigate food safety risks.
• Reduce and eliminate product recalls and litigation.