ISO 22000:2005 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS). It enables any organisation in the food industry to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards and to ensure that food is safe. This can be used by any organisation, regardless of size or position in the food industry’s chain of operations. This standard is designed to allow all types of organisations to implement a food safety management system. These range from food processors, transport, storage operators, food manufacturers, subcontractors to retail and foodservice outlets.

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious. ISO’s food safety management standards help organisations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.

What do I need to do about ISO 22000:2015?

Start by calling or contacting us. We’re here to help with every step involved in reaching the ISO 22000:2015 certification and can easily arrange a no-obligation meeting to discuss your organisation’s needs. We know that every business is unique, so want to understand exactly who you are and how we can help. We discuss what is required to reach standardisation and ultimately help you implement an FSMS into your workplace.

Your first requirement for the ISO 22000 as top management is to create a food safety policy manual. It should be appropriate to the nature of the organisation and your business objectives. Along with the policy, you will create a set of clear processes and procedures to ensure compliance is consistent with the FSMS, including legal requirements. Objectives and targets will always need to be documented and consistent with the goals of the FSMS policy, which includes continual improvement and the analysis of hazards control. All relevant documentation should be made easily available and useable, in either print or electronic version, and communicated throughout your business.

Organisations must continually monitor and document their FSMS effects and periodically review them to ensure continual improvement and effectiveness.

Examples of requirements to comply with the international standards are:
•    Food safety policy manual
•    SOP – Standard operating procedures
•    Work instructions
•    HACCP plan and hazard analysis worksheet
•    Formats and records

What are the benefits of an ISO 22000 accreditation to my organisation?

  • Introduce internationally recognised processes to your business.
  • Give suppliers and stakeholders confidence in your hazard controls.
  • Traceability in the food chain.
  • Put hazard controls in place across your supply chain.
  • Identify and prevent hazards from contaminating food.
  • Introduce transparency around accountability and responsibilities.
  • Continually improve and update your systems so they remain effective.
  • Reduce wastage due to a higher level of efficiency in the workplace, saving you money.
  • Products accepted around the world.
  • Increase the safety of food products, avoiding legal problems.

How can Clear Quality help with ISO 22000?

We have a team of qualified and dedicated consultants. We will support you and your business throughout the process, by creating, implementing and managing the perfect quality management system to suit your needs as a unique business. We ensure compliance with the requirements of the international standards and work with you to continually improve the quality across your provision.

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