Food safety management systems (FSMS)
The ISO 22000:2018 certificate is used as the best proof that the food operator ensures safety throughout the food chain, as well as increasing consumer confidence.
Through ISO 22000:2018 certification, any organization can ensure that it does not allow food that is hazardous to health on the market and that it maintains a system for identifying and resolving food safety issues.
Consumer confidence in this standard is due to the fact that it imposes requirements on all organizations involved in the food chain, including organizations offering services, materials, items and equipment in contact with food.
The ISO 22000: 2018 standard is internationally recognized and provides a common approach to ensuring and maintaining food safety.
By complying with the requirements of this standard, organizations also meet the requirement for an implemented system for hazard analysis and control of critical points (HACCP), according to the Food Act and EU Regulations.
This avoids the possibility of variations, depending on the different countries where the system is applied or the type of product.
The focus of the standard is on the ability, through the maintenance and continuous improvement of a food management system, for organizations to identify, monitor and manage identified hazards, eliminating or reducing the risk to food to acceptable levels.
ISO 22000 combines food safety management requirements throughout the chain of suppliers and wholesalers and retailers and offers a common solution for working with good practices based on global experience. ISO 22000 meets the growing demand in the food sector for supplier certification.