ISO 22000 Certification is one of the most important certifications for food industries. It provides a framework for organizations to implement and practice an FSMS system in food Industries. EAS is providing certification against this standard.
Food Safety Management System
The Food Safety and Management Systems is a standard by which food safety procedures are established. FSMS is referred to as a food safety management system and helps operators in the food industry gain trust of their consumers or serve them efficiently.
ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System
Now a new version of ISO 22000 is released by ISO. EAS conducts audits and issues certification against this management system. This standard offers dynamic control of food safety hazards combining the following generally recognized key elements: interactive communication, systems management, Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs), and the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and through this management System assist the organization in prevention, elimination, and control of food borne hazards, from the site of production to the point of consumption. Since there is a risk of food safety hazards being introduced at any stage of the process, every organization in the food supply chain should exercise adequate hazard controls.
ISO 22000 improves on traditional safety management procedures by including GMP’s, HACCP, and other leading preventive procedures. As such, this more rigorous standard is frequently required of major retailers and manufacturers around the world. Furthermore, FSSC 22000, a Global Food Safety Initiate (GFSI) Certification required by many of the world’s major retailers and manufacturers, is based on ISO 22000, making it a logical choice for organizations that are seeking to comply with international retail and manufacturer requirements.
What is new in ISO 22000 latest Version
Adoption of the Annex SL, High-Level Structure common to all ISO management system standards, making it easier for organizations to combine ISO 22000 with other management systems (such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001) at a given time
A new approach to risk – as a vital concept in the food business – distinguishes between risk at the operational level and the business level of the management system
It provides more emphasis to connect to the Codex Alimentarius, a United Nations food group that is involved in developing food safety guidelines for governments.
Who can apply for ISO 22000 Certification
All requirements of ISO 22000:2018 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity. Organizations that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to, feed producers, food catering services, farmers, animal food product producers, food manufacturers, packaging materials and other food contact materials, food product retailers, and organizations providing food services, harvesters of wild plants and animals, cleaning and sanitation services, food product transporters, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, producers of ingredients, cleaning and disinfectants.
EAS will follow the same procedure similar to other certifications. Kindly refer Certification Process for your reference.
Migrating to lastest ISO 22000 food Safety Management System
The existing organization can migrate from the existing ISO 22000:2005 to ISO 22000:2018, kindly refer to the EAS transition policy
How to apply for ISO 22000
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