ISO 22000:2005 (Food Safety Management System)

Food Safety Management System

The ISO 22000:2005 standard outlines Food safety management system requirements for any organization in the Food chain and is one of a family of standards focused at the development, implementation and improvement of a food safety management system.

Benefits of implementing ISO 22000:2005

  • A clear, auditable, global standard providing a framework to bring together all parts of your Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Demonstrates commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Tests compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and your own systems through internal audits and management reviews
  • Improves internal and external communications
  • Improves your organization image
  • Links pre-requisite programs (PRPs & OPRPs), HACCP with the Plan-Do-Study-Act philosophies of ISO 9001:2008 to increase the effectiveness of your food management system
  • Requires regular testing of data integrity / lot recall programs and process audits
  • Aligns with other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001)

Who should use ISO 22000:2005?

Since ISO 22000 is a generic food safety management standard it can be used 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.

Supporting services should not be forgotten and providers of food transportation storage and distribution, catering services as well as product suppliers for equipment, additives, raw materials, cleaning and sanitizing products, packaging.

Auditing process of ISO 22000 [FSMS]

Our audit process consists of two stages, each of which is supported by  checklists to ensure a through understanding of the processes and expectations of each stage.

Stage one

After your organization completes our stage one checklist,  an onsite review of your FSMS will be scheduled, this will consist of a complete review of your food safety management system by one of our food safety management system auditors, including PRPs, OPRPs, HACCP, compliance with regulatory and statutory and customer requirements.

Mandated procedures, internal audits and management reviews will also be examined to ensure your organization is ready for the second stage of the assessment.

Stage two

We now test your FSMS, our audit team will be working hands on with your food safety team, looking for compliance to your FSMS, ISO 22000, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to your organizations position in the food chain and final consumption of product. We will sample all your processes, production methods, controls, PRPs, HACCP plans and procedures, as well as test your personnels skills and knowledge in food safety as well as practical application.

What is the cost of  ISO 22000 certification process?

To know about the cost of certification/audit to ISO 22000, please contact us through enquiry form.