Increase food supply chain safety with ISO 22000
ISO 22000, a Food Safety Management System Certification, is an International Standard designed to ensure food supply chain safety worldwide. The ISO 22000 incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), and other critical components of a management system to create a harmonised food safety management standard that is acceptable worldwide by stakeholders like regulators, primary producers, food manufacturers and packers, retailers and consumers.
It is vital that food producers are able to assess not only their own quality processes, but also the control
measures of their suppliers, as well as establishing an effective system for executing product recalls. Supply
chain transparency is therefore an essential factor in defining food safety.
ISO 22000 demonstrates that robust and effective food safety management systems are in place, and can be
used as first step to fulfil the requirements of schemes recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Since it follows the same approach as other management system standards, an integrated, organisation-wide
approach can be developed, which minimises the time and expense required.