ISO 22000 is an international standard that defines the requirements for a Food Safety Management System covering all organizations in the food chain. ISO 22000 is a truly international standard suitable for any business in the food chain, including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning, additives and ingredients.
ISO 22000 is a management system standard that establishes the requirements for the results without the setting of resource requirements. The HACCP system is based on the organization and is guided by a policy and objectives with clearly defined responsibilities, resources allocated, and control objectives are achieved. This organization aims to ensure continuous improvement in food safety.
ISO 22000 Consultancy has helped to fill a targeted manner, certain short comings that have hampered the proper understanding and use of HACCP in particular by the introduction of prerequisite programs (PRP), and operational PRP (PRPo). The standard allows prioritizing control measures on the basis of criteria linked to the likely occurrence of a certain type of hazard and its severity. In addition, ISO 22000 requires control measures associated with PRPo and critical control point’s prior approval before their implementation.
Following are the key advantages that food organization can achieve after effective implementation of ISO 22000 based food safety management system.
Benefits in the marketplace: customers get confidence through the implementation and maintenance of the system being shown. As organizations along the supply chain are adopting ISO 22000 or become the subject of long customer controls the food supply chain, the market realizes the assurance that there is no weak link in the food chain.
ISO 22000 goes well beyond regulatory requirements: ISO 22000 include – but go beyond – the existing HACCP programs. HACCP programs are excellent and work very well to prevent food safety problems, but they are not supported by a comprehensive systematic approach that includes many components extracted from the ISO 9001 standard.
Focused on Food Security: As ISO 22000 and technical specifications for PRP sector covering food security any audit focused on management and food safety assurance. Most organizations that want to integrate their quality management system following the requirements of ISO 9001. The fact that ISO 22000 uses the same format as other management system standards makes this easy integration.
Benefits to the organization producing the food: The organization is confident he has done the right things to provide control over the activities that affect food security. The system is well planned, monitored, audited (internal and external), and measured, and feedback is provided to decision makers in a timely manner.
Approach to the supply chain: At the moment, the scope of ISO 22000 is the food manufacturing in food and food packaging materials ingredients. But as professional organizations of ISO and supply develop technical specifications to the requirements of pre program chain required for other parts of the supply chain ISO is able to extend their Present scope.
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