Food Safety Management

ISO 22000

ISO 22000:2018 is the International Food Safety standard for businesses within the food chain.

ISO 22000: Food Safety Management Systems

What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000:2018 is the latest International Food Safety standard, designed to meet the requirements for food safety management for food businesses across the world.

ISO 22000 combines and supplements the core elements of ISO 9001 and HACCP to provide an effective framework for the development, implementation and continual improvement of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) within the context of an organisation’s overall business risks.

ISO 22000 certification is intended for organisations seeking to establish a more focused, coherent and integrated FSMS than is normally required by law. The standard requires meeting any applicable food safety related statutory and regulatory criteria into its food safety system.

Looking to implement an ISO 22000 management system? Not sure where to start? Take a look at our ISO 22000 Implementation Guide here.

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Helps you with

  • Food safety
  • Food chain
  • Farm to fork
  • Hazard controls
  • Supply chain
  • Food business strategy
  • Food traceability

Benefits of Food Safety Certification

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Cuts investigation time to a minimum

The management system helps you to reduce investigation time if a breach is found.

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Customer satisfaction

Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.

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Global recognition as a reputable supplier

Certification is recognised internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.

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Proven business credentials

Independent verification against a globally recognised industry standard speaks volumes.

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Legal compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organisation and its customers.

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Win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification and verification opens doors.

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Respond to situations

Ideal for responding to situations that can compromise the food safety of both products and production processes.

Is ISO 22000 certification right for me?

ISO 22000 certification is applicable to any organisation within the food chain regardless of size, from feed producers, primary producers through to food manufacturers, transport and storage operators and subcontractors to retail and food outlets.

The standard may be applied to inter-related organisations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients. It may be applied to service providers.

In summary, part or all of the ISO 22000 certification requirements will apply to any products that contact the food industry or the food chain.

Why implement an ISO 22000 system?

The development of a FSMS represents a “proactive”, systematic and logical approach to address the problems of food safety.

The structure of the standard closely resembles that of existing international standards. It is intended that this common approach will enable organisations that integrate a single management system that meets the requirements of two or more other management system standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001 and ISO 22301).

This standard benefits your organisation, it provides greater transparency, thanks to minimising the main food risks, while providing greater security to both customers and the end consumer.

Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so we can understand you and your business. We will then use this to personally prepare a proposal for your certification and define what is known as your 'scope of assessment'.

  2. Step 2

    We will then contact you to book your assessment with an NQA assessor. It consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful stage two audit, a decision is made. If positive, your certification will be issued by NQA, with both a hard and soft copy of the certificate awarded. Certification is valid for three years and maintained through surveillance audits (years one and two) and a recertification audit in year three.

See more details

Food Safety Toolkit

Food Safety Quote Request Form

Download Certification Logos

Guide to Transferring Certification

ISO 22000 Implementation Guide

Gap Analysis

Is Your Management System Integrated?