ISO 22000 was reissued in 2018 with an original deadline to transition by June 2021. This deadline has been extended until 31st December 2021 and many certified organisations have taken this opportunity to transition later in 2021.
Are you one of them or will you be left behind?
ISO 22000 is an international standard for food safety management systems for the entire supply chain, from farming to manufacturer to retailer to consumer. It involves interactive communication, systems management and prerequisite programs (PPR).
ISO 22000 focuses on securing the supply chain and incorporates principles of integrated management systems. It is aligned with the HACCP principles of the Codex Alimentarius and other ISO standards of management systems.
The adoption of an ISO 22000:2018 (FSMS) is a vital decision for a food or drinks organisation that can help to improve its overall performance in food safety.
The potential benefits to an organisation of implementing a FSMS are:
- the ability to consistently provide safe foods and relevant products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
- addressing risks associated with its objectives
- the ability to demonstrate conformity to specified FSMS requirements.