ISO 22000:2018 – Food safety management systems
ISO 22000 enables organisations to put in place a food safety management system (FSMS) that helps them improve their overall performance when it comes to food safety.
Key potential benefits of using the standard include :
- The ability to consistently provide food-related products and services that are safe and meet regulatory requirements
- Improved management of risks in food safety processes
- Demonstrating strong links to the United Nations’ Codex Alimentarius, which develops food safety guidelines for governments.
The requirements in the standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organisations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity.
Where an organisation is still certified to ISO 22000:2005, it will need to transition its certification by 19th June 2021 after which all remaining 2005 certificates will be invalid.
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