International Food Safety Management
The risks associated with the entire food logistics chain represent a serious challenge for all organisations within the food industry.
Gaining an ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System certification allows your organisation to communicate a clear message both internally and externally: that you actively value the importance of safe food management and have achieved internationally recognised standards.
What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is a food safety management standard that ensures hazards and risks are identified and dealt with effectively within organisations, across the entire food industry. Certification means that an organisation has demonstrated a commitment to the highest level of food safety, as well as an ongoing plan for continuous improvement.
What do I need to do to meet the requirements and get certified?
QMS will independently audit your food safety management systems to ensure your organisation meets the standards outlined in ISO 22000.
In order to be certified to the ISO 22000 standard, you will need to demonstrate:
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems
- Effective communication internally throughout your organisation regarding food safety management
- Comprehensive systems in place for food safety management
- Prerequisite Programs
What is the certification process?
A typical process for ISO standard certification looks like this:
- The organisation develops an understanding of what is the standard is designed to achieve and how it will fit into the existing operations
- Gaps are identified between existing systems and ISO standards
- Document the internal processes planned by the organisation
- Implementation of the plan throughout the organisation
- An independent audit by a licensed certification body (QMS)
- An ongoing plan for improvement within the organisation
If you would like to start your journey toward becoming an internationally certified ISO 22000 recognised organisation, talk to the team at QMS.