ISO 22000:2018 is a newly revised International Food Safety standard that aims to harmonise food safety management requirements for organisations in the food chain on a global scale.
ISO 22000 integrates and supplements the fundamental features of ISO 9001 and HACCP to provide an effective framework for developing, implementing, monitoring, and improving a documented Food Safety Management System (FSMS) in the context of the organization’s overall business risks.
The creation of an FSMS is a “proactive,” methodical, and logical strategy for addressing food safety issues.
The standard’s structure is very similar to that of existing International Standards. This common method is intended to allow enterprises to integrate a single management system that satisfies the requirements of two or more distinct management system standards. This standard benefits your company since it increases transparency by reducing the primary food risks on the one hand, while also increasing the security of both customers and end consumers on the other.
Application: The registrar and the applicant should agree on a contract after the business owner has chosen the ISO certification body and ISO standard. The application should include both parties’ rights and obligations, as well as liability, confidentiality, and access rights.
Quality Documents: All of your quality manuals and reports will be recognised by the ISO registrar as having distinct techniques and strategies being used in the organisation. The survey of previous work will assist the ISO registrar in identifying potential flaws in the ISO standards’ requirements.
Action Arrangements: Following the ISO auditor’s presentation of your organization’s current flaws, you should devise an action plan to close those flaws. Make a list of the chores that must be completed in order to achieve the best results in your company. It’s possible that you’ll have to train your employees to perform efficiently while adjusting to new procedures. Make sure that all of the reps are aware of the ISO requirements for job productivity and quality.
Onsite Audit- All of your advancements in the organisation will be scrutinised by the ISO auditor. Attempt to identify any potential inconsistencies in your frameworks and ways to the ideal quality administration framework at this point. They’ll categorise the differences into small and severe inconsistencies. Change the association’s processes and procedures to adapt and thoroughly examine all of these non-similarities in accordance with the ideal quality standards.
Final Audit- After the association has made all of the necessary modifications, the ISO auditor conducts the final examination. The auditor will examine if all inconsistencies have been resolved in accordance with ISO quality standards. When the ISO auditor is satisfied with the results of the final examination, they will prepare an ISO audit report and send it to the ISO registrar.
Finishing the ISO Certification: The ISO registrar will offer you ISO certification after all non-conformities have been examined and all discoveries have been presented in the Final ISO Audit report.
Surveillance Audit: Surveillance audits are performed on a regular basis to ensure that the organization’s ISO quality criteria are being met.
ISO 22000:2018 is an effective framework for implementing a food safety management system. It is used by companies across the food chain to help deliver food that is safe to eat (FSMS).