Validate your food safety management by getting the ISO 22000 certification
The ability of any certified organization to provide safe and quality food items are reflected using this ISO 22000 certification. This standard will focus on the continuous improvement along the food chain process.
Scope of ISO 22000:
“Consumer confidence” is an important aspect for any business and considering that, it is necessary for any organization to get this ISO 22000: 2018 certification. Since the food products will have a direct impact on their health, the ISO standards have been developed to address all the consumer concerns.
This ISO standard takes care of the food safety management practices, that are relevant to the businesses who are engaged in the food production and are involved in the food supply chain practices.
The ISO 22000: 2018 certification applies to all the organizations who are engaged in the following:
- Animal products like egg, meat, poultry, dairy, and other fish products and this will also include slaughtering and pre-slaughtering process.
- Vegetable products like fresh fruits and juices, packaged vegetables and other preserved fruits and vegetables as well.
- Lon shelf products like beverages, oils, cereals and pulses and many other cooking items.
- Chemical products used for preservations like vitamin additives and other preserving agents.
How does it operate?
The ISO 22000:2018 certification covers around two different operationslike:
Primary food production:
The production of crops, feeds, and the processing of primary and secondary food items are covered in this primary food production cycle. This will also include the wholesaling, retailing and distribution of food products.
Other food operations:
The various operations are covered in the food manufacture and the supply chain cycle. This includes the transportation and storage, production of pesticides, fertilizers, and pharmaceutical products, production of sanitizers, and other packaging minerals are also covered.
Auditing process of ISO 22000 certification:
The ISO 22000 certification audit is performed by the external auditors, and this is a process to evaluate your organizations’ eligibility to gain this certification.
- You organization need to be business compliant with the following:
- Applied statutory and regulatory food safety requirements
- Properly notified risk management and corrective actions
- Safer environmental programs
- Proper leadership and management systems
What are the clauses covered?
You need to ensure that you have everything covered within the checklist for ISO 22000: 2018 certification. The checklist must contain the evaluation of the following clauses like,
Clause 4: Food safety management system
Clause 5: Management responsibility
Clause 6: Resource management
Clause 7: Planning and realization of safe products
Clause 8: Validation, verification, and improvement phase of the FSMS
Also, the other thing to be noted is there is a confusion between the ISO 22000 and FSSC 2200 and BRC. But all these three are entirely different certifications, on the basis of the certification process, certification approach, scope of their requirements in the process, the corrective actions that are being followed in case of any non-conformity, validity of the certificate and in many more areas they differ.
ISO-SAUDI helps you to improve your organizations’ food safety performance and we will approach you in a systematic manner by addressing the global regulatory requirements and standards for your organization. FSMS certification will keep you in place by helping you to respond immediately to the food safety issues and the time to solve those problems by increasing the food risk response rate.
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