ISO 22000 and HACCP
What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000:2018 is the newly revised International Food Safety standard, designed to harmonize on a global scale the requirements for food safety management for businesses within the food chain.
ISO 22000 combines and supplements the core elements of ISO 9001 and HACCP to provide an effective framework for the development, implementation, monitorization and continual improvement of a documented Food Safety Management System (FSMS) within the context of the organization’s overall business risks.
Benefits 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
What is the starting point for any business entity wishing to start implementing the standard?
Quite simply, it is possible to seek the assistance of a specialized consultancy body, which is (IQDC) Consulting Company, which has practical experience and a team of qualified consultants who hold specialized certificates, which distinguishes the company from other entities, and allows it to qualify various organizations to achieve the international certificates.