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What is this standard about?
This is the final draft revision of the international food safety standard first published in 2005. It covers how any organization in the food chain can implement and operate a food safety management system which produces food that's safe for consumers to eat.
Who is this standard for?
It can be used by all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size or complexity. This includes:
- Harvesters of wild plants or animals
- Animal food producers
- Producers of ingredients
- Food manufacturers
- Organizations providing cleaning and sanitation services
- Transportation, storage and distribution services
- Food service outlets
- Suppliers of equipment
- Suppliers of cleaning and disinfectants
- Suppliers of packaging and other food contact materials
- Certification bodies
Why should you use this standard?
It specifies generic requirements so that organizations in the food chain can:
a) Plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products and services that are safe, according to their intended use
b) Demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory/and regulatory food safety requirements
c) Evaluate and assess mutually agreed food safety customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those
d) Effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain
e) Ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy
f) Demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties
g) Seek certification or registration of a food safety management system by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this document
What's changed since the last update?
The standard hasn't been updated since it was first published in 2005. This substantial revision introduces ISO's new High Level Structure, making it compatible with the other ISO management systems standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
In addition, the revised standard:
- Clarifies the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle so organizations can ensure their processes are adequately resourced and managed and that opportunities for improvement are acted on. The revision adopts two inter-related PDCA cycles, the food safety management system and the product production/service delivery PDCA based around the Codex HACCP principles.
- Adopts a different approach to understanding business/organizational risk and opportunities associated with the food chain sector. The revision enables organizations to put in place controls to take advantage of opportunities and minimize adverse effects as well as apply the risk concept at organizational as well as at operational level through HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
- Improves the operational requirements structure which is reconfigured as: Operational Planning and Control; Hazard Control and Control Plans; and Updating of Controls