WHAT IS

ISO 22000:2018

FOOD SAFETY

MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ISO 22000:2018 is an international standard specifies requirements for the Food Safety Management System (FSMS). This standard is designed to enable organisations that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain or farm to control food safety hazards. It can be applied to all types and sizes of organisations in the food industry such as producers of equipment, packaging materials, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.

ISO 22000 can be applied independently to other management systems or integrated with existing food safety systems such as, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification. Regardless of the organization size, or product, all food producers have a responsibility to manage the safety of their products and the well-being of their consumers.

Benefits of ISO 22000:2018

  • Improved management engagement, communication and employee morale.
  • Provide platform for process and management control and improvement.
  • Compliance with applicable legal, statutory, regulatory and requirements.
  • Global recognition as reputable supplier and new business opportunity.
  • Lower risk of liability and reduction in food safety incidents and cost.
  • Fewer errors improve customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Ensure sustainable food safety performance.
  • More efficient food safety hazard management.
  • Systematic management of prerequisite programmes.
  • Saves resources, reduce scrap and improve productivity.

ISO 22000:2018 Clauses

  • Scope
  • Normative References
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Food Safety Management System
  • Management Responsibility
  • Resource Management
  • Planning and Realisation of Safe Products
  • Validation, Verification and Improvement of the Food Safety Management System

History of ISO 22000

Early years most food industry companies established their own version of management systems. That made it really difficult for suppliers in the food chain industry to meet requirements globally. On the other hand, HACCP is to monitor potential food safety hazards which can either be implemented alone or incorporated other regulations. ISO 22000 is a broader food safety system that is fully based on quality principles.

ISO 22000 was first published in September 2005, to provide a framework of requirements that involves the elements of interactive communication, system management, prerequisite programs, HACCP principles for global approach. ISO release the auditable standard for Food Safety Management System (FSMS) ISO 22000 quickly adopted by industry players as a standardize management system for food industry.

Why is ISO 22000 Important

Food safety has always been a big global concern regardless of it geographical areas.

Thus, the ISO 22000 is crucial which sets out the requirements for a food safety management system that allows organizations to understand the quality assurance and preventive food safety measures should be implemented within the food industry. It is undoubtedly why ISO 22000 is importance to the industry:

  • Demonstrate accredited company ability to control food safety hazards.
  • Ensure customers of the food quality and ongoing implementation of the system.
  • Help to reduce food safety breach or incident investigation time.
  • Ensure food delivery consistently meet industry statutory, regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Globally well recognized, harmonized standard for controlling food safety hazards.
  • The certification is setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.
  • Possible integration of food safety and quality management schemes for total quality control
  • Enable a framework for management engagement, commitment, communication and continuous improvement.