ISO 22000

Food Safety Management System

Again and again, consumers are made to feel insecure because of headlines about quality problems in the food industry. Food safety is more important than ever and has absolute priority for all the links in the food distribution chain. The aim is to ensure that consumers in globalized markets can be supplied with safe products over the entire food chain by means of standardization.

ISO 22000: Hand in hand for optimum results

The new ISO 22000 standard, which is valid all over the world, was developed by international food experts for companies of all sizes within the food industry. Following the philosophy of „from field to plate“, the scope of ISO 22000 not only covers all the links within the actual food chain, but also companies from upstream and downstream sectors. These include among others:

  • Food manufacturers
  • Animal feed manufacturers
  • Primary production (animals and plants)
  • Transport, storage
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Packaging, cleaning agent and additive industry

Transitional Arrangement for the revision of ISO 22000:2005

The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the period for transitioning of accredited certifications to the next revision of ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain be three years from the date of publication. 

ISO 22000:2018 was published 19 June 2018.

Due to COVID-19, the transition period for migrating accredited certifications from ISO 22000:2005 to ISO 22000:2018 is extended by 6 (six) months to: 18 December 2021.

COVID-19 Update:

ISO 22000: This standard benefits everyone

As all the stages of the food chain are covered, this standard achieves harmonization which meets the interests of all the individuals concerned. For example, among others, ISO 22000 covers a large number of the requirements of retailing standards. As this standard was developed on the international level, the corresponding certificates are recognized worldwide. This is an important aspect, especially for companies who concentrate heavily on exports. Other special benefits include the systematic integration of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and continuous improvement of the food safety system. In contrast to the BRC and IFS standards, ISO 22000 does not contain any concrete requirements as regards “good practice“. Each company should lay down its own specific measures.

Requirements of ISO 22000

  • Planning, introduction, maintenance and updating of a management system with the objective of increasing product safety and ensuring traceability
  • Demonstration of fulfilment of applicable requirements regarding product safety
  • Fulfilment of customer requirements and assessment of customer satisfaction
  • Effective communication with suppliers, customers and interested groups within the food chain
  • Ensuring fulfilment and implementation of the food safety policy which has been formulated
  • Duty to provide information regarding legal conformity to the relevant organizations and authorities

If your company has already been certified in accordance with existing food industry standards, certification according to ISO 22000 will further facilitate and support this.

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