ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

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ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

ISO 22000

was released on June 19 2018, applies the ISO High Level Structure (HLS), common for all ISO standards.

ISO 22000:2018 can help organizations demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements. It can also better position organizations towards seeking certification or registration of its FSMS by an external organization. Similarly, it is useful in making a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity. As it follows the same High Level Structure (HLS) structure as other widely applied ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it will be easier to integrate with other management systems.

This document specifies requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain:

  1. to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use;
  2. to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;
  3. to evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and to demonstrate conformity with them;
  4. to effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain;
  5. to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy;
  6. to demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties;
  7. to seek certification or registration of its FSMS by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this document.

All requirements of this document 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, animal food producers, harvesters of wild plants and animals, farmers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food services, catering services, cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and disinfectants, packaging materials and other food contact materials.

This document allows any organization, including small and/or less developed organizations (e.g. a small farm, a small packer-distributor, a small retail or food service outlet) to implement externally-developed elements in their FSMS.

Internal and/or external resources can be used to meet the requirements of this document.

Benefits of ISO 22000

  1. Increase access to more markets worldwide
  2. Ability to align with other ISO standards like ISO 9001
  3. Demonstrate commitment to high levels of food safety
  4. Increase cost savings through lower rejects and wastages
  5. Improve operation efficiency through continual improvement process

How Can Nexus TAC Help?

Nexus TAC, ISO Consultant, provides management system training and consultancy services. We offer specialized expertise and extensive practical experience to assist client in developing management systems from the initial concept to establishment and successful implementation of the management systems.

We use the following consultation approach to assist you in achieving certification:

  1. Identify areas requiring improvement or development within your current Management System
  2. Prepare a strategic action plan, in conjunction with your company personnel, to address those improvement areas and assist with the communication of these requirements to key personnel at all levels
  3. Provide system-related trainings for your company personnel to create awareness and provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills in the implementation of systems
  4. Provide assistance and advice on the development and implementation of systems, including preparation of documentation
  5. Advise and assist, if required, with the preparation and submission of applications to your certification body
  6. Assist with the development of internal auditing procedures and training
  7. Conduct internal audit to ensure the effective implementation of the management system prior to final audit by your certification body
  8. Conduct Management Review Meeting to review performance of management system and identify areas for improvement prior to final audit by your certification body

Our customised in-house training services include

  1. ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System Awareness
  2. Understanding, Documenting and Implementing ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000
  3. Internal Audit of ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System
  4. FSSC 22000 & ISO/TS 22002 Pre-requisite Programs on Food Safety for Food Manufacturing
  5. FSSC 22000 & PAS 223 Pre-requisite Programs on Food Safety for Food Packaging
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