ISO 22000 FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT
A part of the newly updated International Food Safety standard, with the intent to align international food safety management requirements, ISO 22000:2018 is thoughtfully designed for businesses within the food chain industry. ISO 22000 is certifiable and explains what is needed for an organization to demonstrate ability and competency in control of food safety hazards in the workplace. This standard can apply to any size organization in the food chain industry with its overarching goal to provide reassurance of safe to consume food.
WHY SHOULD MY BUSINESS IMPLEMENT ISO 22000?
Working alongside other ISO management systems like ISO 9001, ISO 22000 is about ensuring safe practices. Focusing on a deeper level of food safety management, ISO 22000 is an extra layer of reassurance for businesses to avoid mistakes leading to unsafe or hazardous foods. Mistakes like that can lead to serious consequences that can be detrimental to the business and more importantly those directly impacted by the unsafe foods.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is a food safety standard used across the globe. With any standard, benefits are anticipated with the certification and implementation of new practices that are designed to help all stakeholders in business processes. Some benefits include lowering the risk of liability, improved efficiency and performance, and promotion of long-term growth and improvement.
IS ISO 22000 REQUIRED BY ANY REGULATIONS OR STANDARDS?
ISO 22000 certification is not specifically required by any regulations or standards as it is a more focused food safety management system. It is designed to be an added layer of reassurance and trust in the food safety processes than is normally required by law.
HOW CAN LABTOPIA HELP YOU COMPLY WITH ISO 22000?
Labtopia services to aid businesses with ISO 22000 include:
- Risk Based Thinking Training
- Preventative / Corrective Action Training
- Root Cause Analysis Training
- Food Safety Management Training
- Assist with Identification of Food Safety Hazards
- Food Safety Hazard Analysis
- Internal Audit Services
- Implementation Services
- Accreditation Audit Support
- Corrective Action Support
- Management Review Facilitation
- Process Mapping
- Process Improvement