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ISO 22000 FSMS

Food Safety Management System

ISO 22000 is the International standard for Food Safety Management System (FSMS) or Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), intends to express the requirements for companies that need to meet and exceed food safety regulations all over the world. It specifies the requirements for a food safety management system, by mapping out how an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards, in order to consistently produce food products, which are safe for the end consumer.

(Preview of ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management Systems — Requirements)

Key Benefits of implementing Food Safety Management System:

  • Ensure to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer
  • Embed and improve the internal processes needed to provide consistently safe food
  • Demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements
  • Ensure to evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Ensure control, at all stages of the food supply chain, are in place to prevent food safety hazards
  • Embed and improve the internal processes needed to provide consistently safe food
  • Provide a framework for management commitment, supplier and customer communication and continuous improvement of the food safety system
  • Provide confidence to customers and other stakeholders that organization have the ability to control food safety hazards and provide safe products

Fig: Relationship between PDCA and the framework of this International Standard