ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Consultancy Service
Food safety is a global concern and impacts both consumers and businesses in the food industry. While much of the world’s food supply is safe, several recent high-profile cases underline the potential danger of food-borne illnesses to consumers. A food safety management system gives you a framework for effectively managing your food safety responsibilities.
Food safety is of paramount importance, and so legislators need to maintain high standards, whilst taking account of the fact that small firms will make up a large proportion of businesses which will need to comply with the regulation.
ISO 22000 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. A major resulting benefit is that ISO 22000 will make it easier for organizations worldwide to implement the Codex HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) system for food hygiene in a harmonized way, which does not vary with the country or food product concerned.
Benefits of ISO 22000 application:
- Allows organization within the food chain to demonstrate their commitment to food safety.
- Improved internal and external communication, Dynamic communication on food safety issues with suppliers, customers, regulators and other interested parties.
- A systematic and proactive approach to identification of food safety hazards and development and implementation of control measures.
- Provides potential for harmonization of national standards.
- Covers the majority of the requirements of the current retailer food safety standards.
- Complies with the Codex HACCP principles.
- Provides communication of HACCP concepts internationally.
- Continuous improvement of an organization''s food safety management system.
- Use of the internationally recognized NSF certification mark.
- Enables an organization to align its food safety management system with other recognized management systems such as quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001).