ISO 22000 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”.
What is ISO 22000 Food Safety Management?
ISO 22000 is a truly international standard suitable for any business in the entire food chain, including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients. ISO 22000:2005 is also for companies seeking to integrate their quality management system, for example ISO 9001, and their food safety management system.
The standard combines generally recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain, including:
- Interactive communication
- System management
- Control of food safety hazards through pre-requisite programmes and HACCP plans
- Continual improvement and updating of the food safety management system
What are the benefits of ISO 22000?
- Introduce internationally recognized processes to your business
- Give suppliers and stakeholders confidence in your hazard controls
- Put these hazard controls in place across your supply chain
- Introduce transparency around accountability and responsibilities
- Continually improve and update your systems so it stays effective
ISO 22000 Accreditation
QACS is accredited by DAC,IAS and QASL Independent accreditation to audit and certify organisations to ISO 22000. This means that we have the authority, expertise and know-how to go into organisations and assess them against the requirements of ISO 27001.
The term ‘Accreditation’ can lead to confusion for organisations. To clarify, only certification bodies can be accredited for a standard. As an organisation, you are certified to a standard. As an accredited certification body, we certify our clients when they have successfully met the requirements of ISO 27001.
Accreditation is the process by which a certification body is recognised to offer certification services. In order to become accredited, QACS is required to implement ISO 17021 which is a set of requirements for certification bodies providing auditing and certification of management systems. QACS is audited annually by our accreditation bodies to ensure its services meet the exact requirements of the relevant accreditation standards.
The food safety security management standard lasts for three years and is subject to mandatory audits to ensure that you are compliant. At the end of the three years, you will be required to complete a reassessment audit in order to receive the standard for an additional three years.
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