10 January 2019
BSI, the business standards company, has received official global accreditation status from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to certify organizations to the revised international standard for food safety management, ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems – requirements for any organization in the food chain.
To gain accredited status to certify organizations, BSI’s migration process and internal auditor training to the revised standard have been independently assessed to ensure it operates at the highest level of quality and service. This assures clients that the certificates issued to them are both credible and impartial.
The updated version of ISO 22000, provides a framework based on best practice for any organization, from a small, family-owned farm to a multi-national food service outlet, to implement a comprehensive food safety management system. Crucially, ISO 22000 enables organizations in the food chain to:
- Plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system providing products and services that are safe, according to their intended use
- Demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements
- Evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and demonstrate conformity to them
- Effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain
- Ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy
- Demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties
- Seek certification or registration of food safety management systems by an external organization or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to the standard
Richard Werran, Director Food, EMEA at BSI said “Organizations involved in the food supply chain are facing increasing demands to demonstrate that their management practices and procedures are of a consistently high standard, and to foster a positive food safety and quality culture. By combining the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to manage business risk with HACCP to identify, prevent and control food safety hazards, conformity to ISO 22000 helps organizations to reduce exposure to risk and improve safety, encouraging operational and organizational resilience. Achieving accreditation to ISO 22000 is a testament to the investment BSI makes in training our auditors to ensure that our clients take full advantage of the benefits of this new standard.”