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ISO 22000 is the international standard for food safety management systems. It offers guidelines and sets out a framework for identifying and implementing effective measures to maintain food safety. Certification to ISO 22000 ensures a company’s accountability toward maintaining food safety at all stages of the food processing chain. The standard offers a comprehensive framework for identifying, monitoring, and preventing potential risk factors to food safety. The significant elements of the ISO 22000 food safety management system are:
The first edition of ISO 22000 came in 2005 and the second and most current edition was introduced in 2018. For the food processing and manufacturing industry, ISO 22000 establishes a benchmark for improving the overall performance and efficiency in food safety. The standard generates awareness about the importance of food safety in international food supply chain management. ISO 22000 certification helps companies to maintain global safety standards for food so that they can successfully operate business locally and overseas. Companies achieving ISO 22000 certification will establish trust among their target segment, which supports business growth and profit margin.
Every organization is accountable to provide quality products, which have been processed with assured security and safety. It is a commitment to their customers who expect to receive quality service/products. Especially for the food production industry, there is a mandatory need for maintaining safety and security throughout receipt, production and delivery processes. ISO 22000 certification assures customers that the organization has maintained all the safety protocols which thereby increases their trust in the organization and its products. Customers purchasing from a certified organization can know with confidence that the product they are purchasing has received risk management treatment too. Here is a list of the top benefits, a company can enjoy by being certified by ISO 22000:
Implementation of a food safety management system designed by ISO 22000 needs to meet certain requirements. The standard uses a structure called Annex SL to cover four key areas:
1. Food Safety: Proper measures to check, review and improve safety systems for food safety across the supply chain.
2. Responsibility of the management: The accountability of senior management which determines the long-term success of the implemented safety management system.
3. Resource Management: To ensure satisfactory performance, it is important to acquire and manage the infrastructure, workforce, facilities, and other materials.
4. Analysis and subsequent improvement: A constant effort towards improvement is one of the prime objectives of ISO 22000. Management must employ effective measures to collect data, monitor, analyze and report system issues and performance from time to time.
Commit: A trusted certification body is chosen, engaged, and an audit date is set.
Pre-assessment: If clients wish, an assessment before the stage 1 and 2 audits is performed.
Stage 1 Audit - The management system and documentation are reviewed to ensure everything is in place for the stage 2 audit, including determining whether the internal audit and the management review have been performed. An audit report is prepared and issued by the auditor for review. If everything looks good, the auditor confirms the stage 2 audit.
Stage 2 Audit - After addressing any concerns or opportunities for improvement from the stage 1 audit, the stage 2 audit is conducted by the auditor. The auditor checks that the management system is implemented and is compliant with ISO 22000. If there are any non-conformities, these are shared by the auditor. Once non-conformities are addressed and the auditor can confirm that the standard is being met, the auditor recommends the company for certification.
Issuing the certification - With the successful completion of the two stages of audits, the certification body issues the certification.
Surveillance Audits - Every certification lasts for 3 years. The certification body organizes annual audit programs to ensure ongoing compliance.
Blue Wolf is a business associate of various accredited certification bodies. We audit you to determine if you meet the requirements of ISO 22000:2018. Once confirmed and certified, and to ensure 100% ongoing compliance, Blue Wolf continues to work with you through annual surveillance and recertification audits when your certificate expires.
Our auditors will help your certification experience be the best possible. We aim to help your organization achieve global acknowledgment if it effectively fulfills all the criteria.
Our audit programs are designed to ensure that your management system successfully conforms to the clauses of ISO 22000 as well as the policy objectives of your company. We are available to meet with you and offer exceptional customer care support. Talk to our experts or directly hire us to complete your certification journey.
Let us assist you reach your goal of certification, and enjoy the benefits that come from recognition of your complaint ISO 22000 food safety management system.
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