ISO 22000 food safety management systems is an international standard which specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. It involves interactive communication, system management, prerequisite programs and HACCP principles.
Benefits of ISO 22000
- Integration – shares a similar format to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 making it suitable for the development of an integrated risk based management system
- Show commitment – helps you to manage food safety hazards and risks and communicate this publicly giving stakeholders confidence that you are serious about safety
- Commercially – ISO 22000 is recognized throughout the global food chain and larger food producers in particular may favor those with ISO 22000.
- Cost saving – Many food companies currently have to meet the requirements of numerous standards and schemes. ISO 22000 gives an opportunity to harmonize all HACCP based standards
Compliance – organizations need to show their compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory food safety requirements in addition to adherence to their own stated food safety policy