ISO 22000 is an international certification standard that defines the requirements of food safety management systems. It can be used by all organizations, in the supply chain - from farmers to food services, to processing, transportation, storage, retail and packaging. To satisfy the needs of consumers and the markets, it speeds and simplifies the program without damaging other qualities and the food safety management system.
ISO 22000 specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that combines well-recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain, up to the point of final consumption:
- Provide interactive communication, internationally and across the supply chain
- Compliance with the HACCP principles - Hazard Analysis, Identify Critical Control Points (CCP’s), Establish Critical Links, Monitor CCP’s, Establish Corrective Action, Record Keeping, Verification.
- Harmonize the voluntary and prerequisite standards.
- Create a structure that’s aligned with ISO 9001:2008.
- System management.
- Process control.