An international food safety standard known as ISO 22000:2018 has been updated to reflect the most current criteria for food safety management in the food supply chain on a global scale.
Food safety management systems (FSMS) may be developed, implemented, monitored, and continually improved using ISO 22000. Moreover, it combines and enhances the fundamental features of the HACCP standard and ISO 9001 to offer an effective framework.
It’s designed for enterprises to develop a more focused, coherent, and integrated FSMS than legislation generally needs to get ISO 22000 certification. The standard mandates that a food safety system fulfils all relevant food safety-related legislative and regulatory requirements.
ISO 22000 has so many benefits to offer your organization. However, some of the benefits are given below:
Implementing an FSMS is an “active,” methodical, and rational strategy addressing food safety concerns.
As with other International Standards, the standard’s structure is similar. This common approach allows enterprises to combine a single management system that satisfies the needs of two or more different management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, and ISO 22301).
Using this standard will benefit your company since it reduces the most significant food hazards while also increasing customer and end-consumer safety.
Basic and other specifications of ISO 22000 is given below:
It focuses on methods that can verify the existence of activities that can fulfill the client’s and regulatory criteria for food safety and applies this standard to enterprises engaged directly or indirectly in a food chain step, regardless of size or complexity.
This section lists the words and meanings that may be used to determine the terminology used in this standard.
In addition to the 82 definitions provided in the ISO 9000 standard specification, there’re several extra definitions related to the terminology used in food applications that this element refers to.
To show the need for constructing an integrated food safety management system, this section focuses on the necessary documentation and records needed to validate the effectiveness of the system’s development, implementation, and upgrading.
With the requirement to teach people to satisfy their own training needs, and the necessity to record all training activity, its progress, outcomes and effectiveness, this aspect requires managerial responsibility in the company.
Generally, a company may implement the system to manage food safety by taking the following steps:
Each step in the food supply chain that affects the final product’s safety is covered by ISO 22000:2018 certification. The standard sets standards for a complete food safety management system, including GMP and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
The ISO 22000:2018 food safety standard harmonizes the numerous national standards into a single, easy-to-understand set of rules recognized across the globe. There’re no restrictions on how any business may apply this globally recognized food safety standard throughout the whole supply chain, from farming through to retail.
SGS has well-trained, experienced, and highly qualified auditors to conduct an assessment of your company’s food safety management system following ISO 22000:2018. Moreover, the certificate will help you to achieve the following things:
On June 19, 2018, the latest version of ISO 22000:2018 was released, including many important modifications. Among them:
All new or revised standards must adhere to the Higher Level Structure (HLS) norm, facilitating increased interchange across ISO standards. An existing ISO-based management system may easily be upgraded to meet the new requirements of ISO 22000:2018.
The standard’s criteria have been thoroughly re-evaluated, providing extra clarity by clarifying terminology like PRP and oPRP to make implementation and comprehension easier.
Following the Codex process, the criteria have been updated such that HACCP development is now included in the standard.
In order to develop a collection of papers that conform with the ISO 22000:2018, you need to have access to the standard’s published information.
ISO 22000:2018 explains the PDCA cycle so enterprises can ensure processes are sufficiently resourced and managed and implemented improvements.
Based on the concepts of Codex HACCP, the revision employs two PDCA cycles, one for food safety management and one for product production/service delivery.
Codex HACCP principles have typically been used to assess the customer’s product risk. Even under the current iteration, Codex HACCP will continue to be necessary, but it’ll be reinforced with an organization-wide risk management strategy.
On HMS, you can learn more about ISO 22000:2018 audits (Hermitage of Management & Standards). HMS is an agency that provides services to assist clients in implementing and maintaining MSS (International Management System Standards) and other Japanese standards.
A wide variety of enterprises, including manufacturing, service, and commerce, are served by HMS.