The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 22000 is now available. This is the final stage in the revision journey. You can start your transition journey by identifying what you need to do to get your food safety management system (FSMS) aligned with the 2018 version.
A key benefit of the revised standard is that it includes Annex SL which means it follows a high level structure (HLS) which aligns your food safety management system with other ISO management systems your organization has in place.
New key areas included in the standard are:
- Increased involvement and commitment of top management in the development, implementation and communication of the new food safety policy.
- The development and scope of the FSMS will take internal and external issues as well as the needs and expectations of interested parties into consideration
- The identification of potential issues must take a risk-based approach in addition to the use of HACCP principles
- A stronger focus on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle and clearer definition of critical control points (CCPs), operational perquisite programmes (OPRPs) and prerequisite programmes (PRPs)
Trying to work out what the changes mean and how to make them can be hard to prioritize against all of your other responsibilities. To help make your planning process as smooth and effective as possible, we have developed two training courses.
We reviews the new requirements, identifies the differences between the old and new standards and can help you understand how the new requirements minimize FSMS risks.
Our ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems Transition Training also focusses on the requirements and differences, but reviews some of the aspects of Annex SL in more detail.
We’re here to help. Want to learn more about our training or to speak with someone about other BSI services that can help you being your transition?