What is ISO 22000:2018 –Food Safety
Management System (FSMS) Certification?
ISO 22000 Certification is an international
standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system
covering all organizations in the food chain from "farm to fork". The
food chain consists of the entire sequence of stages and operations involved in
the creation and consumption of food products. This includes every step from
initial production to final consumption. More precisely, it includes the
production, processing, distribution, storage, and handling of all food and
requires that all hazards that may be reasonably expected to occur in the food
chain, are identified and assessed.ISO 22000 specifies the requirements for a
food safety management system that involves interactive communication, system
management, and integrates
the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system
with Prerequisite (PRP) & Operational prerequisite programmes (OPRP).
Why ISO 22000:2018 certification is important?
ISO 22000 sets out the
requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to it. 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.
ISO 22000 Certification is recognized
throughout the global food chain and offers a way to become a supplier of
choice. ISO 22000 certification adds on to the assurance of the customers in
relation to food safety and publicly demonstrates your commitment to
ISO 22000 also aligns with other ISO management system standards like
ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001, making it easy to integrate your food
safety management with these standards.
What are the benefits of ISO 22000:2018 certification?
- Build stakeholder engagement and brand
- Identifies and prevents hazards from
- Identify, manage and
mitigate food safety risks.
- Reduce and eliminate product
recalls and litigation
- A preventative approach to food safety
- Reduces the need for, and the cost of end
- Provides evidence of due diligence
- Enhances customer satisfaction and reduces
- Facilitates better understanding of food
safety issues throughout the organization.
Who can acquire ISO
ISO 22000 certification is applicable for any organizations which involve in
whole food supply chain, from growers , producers to processors , 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
organizations of any size.
This ISO 22000, can be implemented and certified by
any organization directly or indirectly involved in the food chain
including- Farms, Fisheries and Dairies, Processors of Meats, Fish and Feed,
including Manufacturers of soups, snacks, bread, cereal, beverages, canned and
frozen food, etc as well as food service providers such as restaurants, fast
food chains, hospitals and hotels.