ISO 22000 Food Safety Management

ISO 22000 is an international standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system covering all organizations in the food chain from “farm to fork.”


What is ISO 22000 Food Safety Management?

ISO 22000 is a truly international standard suitable for any business in the entire food chain, including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.

ISO 22000 is also for companies seeking to integrate their quality management system, for example ISO 9001, and their food safety management system.

The standard combines generally recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain, including:

  • Interactive communication
  • System management
  • Control of food safety hazards through pre-requisite programs and HACCP plans
  • Continual improvement and updating of the food safety management system
  • 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
  • An auditable standard with clear requirements which provides a framework for third-party certification
  • Suitable for regulators
  • The structure aligns with the management system clauses of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Enables communication about hazards with partners in the supply chain

What are the benefits of ISO 22000?

Certifying your food management system against the requirements of ISO 22000 will bring the following benefits to your organization:

  • System approach, rather than product approach
  • Resource optimization – internally and along the food chain
  • All control measures are subjected to hazard analysis
  • Better planning - less post-process verification
  • Improved documentation
  • Systematic management of prerequisite programs
  • Increased due diligence
  • Dynamic communication on food safety issues with suppliers, customers, regulators and other interested parties

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Why choose BSI?

BSI is not just another certification body. By packaging assessment, training, and our management system software tool — Entropy Software™, BSI provides a solutions toolkit that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide your organization with an integrated approach to meet your needs and embed excellence across your business. We present a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, the BSI Solutions Package helps turn complexity into simplicity.