What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place. This provides customer confidence in the product. This is becoming more and more important as customers demand safe food and food processors require that ingredients obtained from their suppliers to be safe.
Banefits of ISO 22000
ISO 22000 certification would most benefit companies looking for an interconnected, internationally-recognized food safety management system. ISO 22000 may be required by some feed customers, but it is also good business, providing a framework for consistent management, accountability, continuous improvement and communication.
Implementing ISO 22000 in an organization results in a more robust food safety management system and potential access to new market opportunities. Benefits include:
- Internationally-recognized, harmonized standard for controlling food safety hazards
- Flexibility, allowing it to be applied to all organizations in the food supply chain, thus encouraging cooperation in addressing food safety hazards
- Possible integration of the food safety and quality management schemes within an organization (e.g. ISO 9001)
- Provides a framework for management commitment, communication with suppliers and customers, and continuous improvement of the food safety system
Demonstrates an organization’s commitment to food safety