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What is ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System?

Why do you need an ISO 22000 certificate?

Food Safety Management System ISO 22000 is an international standard requirement that defines a food safety management system covering all entities in the food production chain from "farm to fork". The standard combines recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain, including: interactive communication, systematic management, control of food safety hazards through necessary measures and HACCP plans, continuous improvement and updating of the food safety management system.

ISO 22000 is a true international standard that applies to any business along the entire food chain, including related organizations such as equipment manufacturers, packaging materials, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.

Advantages and characteristics of ISO 22000 certificate:

  • Applicable to all organizations in the global food supply chain

  • A truly global international standard

  • Possibility to harmonize with other ISO national standards, especially ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

  • Covers most requirements of current retailer food safety standards

  • Comply with Codex HACCP principles and provide international exchange of HACCP concepts

  • Auditable standards with clear requirements that provide a framework for third-party certification

  • for regulators

  • Information bridging of relevant risks with partners in the supply chain

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