ISO 22000 FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The food safety management systems effectively identifies potential hazards and systematically set controls in place to increase regulatory compliance and confidence in their product safety
What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is a preventative and HACCP-based system that is adaptable to any size business participating in the food chain supply. It is applicable to feed producers, food manufacturers, transport and storage operators and subcontractors to retail and food service outlets.
Its systematic approach provides standards and guidelines for food safety and continuously identifies areas for improvement. ISO 22000 is auditable and provides verification and validation of the system. It provides a system to help:
- Control and manage food safety
- Verify and validate that the system is effective
- Improve conformance to regulatory standards
- Demonstrate due diligence by processors
Why ISO 22000 ?
Safety and security of food is a worldwide concern – such a concern that companies and consumers can no longer strictly rely on the FDA to manage. ISO 22000 certification will help companies:
- Provide confidence to consumers on product safety
- Establish interactive communication upstream and downstream the food chain
- Create a food safety team made up of employees
- Provide a discipline for document control
- Create traceability of products
- Provide control of non-conforming products
ISO 31000 – Risk management
Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Therefore, managing risk effectively helps organizations to perform well in an environment full of uncertainty.
ISO 31000:2009, Risk management – Principles and guidelines, provides principles, framework and a process for managing risk. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size, activity or sector. Using ISO 31000 can help organizations increase the likelihood of achieving objectives, improve the identification of opportunities and threats and effectively allocate and use resources for risk treatment.
However, ISO 31000 not be used for certification purposes, but does provide guidance for internal or external audit programs. Organizations using it can compare their risk management practices with an internationally recognised benchmark, providing sound principles for effective management and corporate governance.