ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification

ISO 22000 : 2018 Food Safety Management Systems (FSSC)

What Is ISO 22000 Certification?

ISO 22000:2018, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain, sets out the requirements for a food safety management system. It defines and strengthens what an organization must do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for consumption.

Keeping food safe from farm to fork by ensuring hygienic practices and traceability at every step are essential tasks for the food industry.

Whom Is ISO 22000 Certification For?

ISO 22000 is applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity. Organizations that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to,

Benefits For ISO 22000 Certification

Ensure Food
Safety & Quality

Improve control over the food safety process by detecting & eliminating food hazards with careful implementation of ISO.

Globally Recognised

Get certified and obtain global recognition to increase your authority in the market.

New Customers

With an exceptional reputation, gain new customers who trust your brand and buy from you with confidence.

More Revenue

Achieve continual improvement to maximise your revenue growth and scale your business to new heights.


Meet food safety legal compliance and corporate requirement.

Management Processes

Provides a framework for consistent management, accountability, continuous improvement and communication.

Take a Deep Dive Into ISO 22000 Certification

Looking to implement an ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems but not sure where to start? Take a look at our ISO 22000 guide here. The free guide will give you a great insight into this certification.

Steps to ISO 22000 Certification

Step - 1

Application for ISO 22000 certification from new (Fresh) client and existing client.

Step - 2
Offer Submission

After understanding your business, we create an offer that helps you to attain ISO 9001 Certification without hassles.

Step - 3
Offer Acceptance

Acceptance of Offer by client and Confirmation of agreement by both client organization and IRQS.

Step - 4
Certification Audit

Conduct of Initial Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2) for new (Fresh) clients / Re-Certification audit (For existing clients).

Step - 5

Issuance of the “Certificate of approval” on successful completion of the initial / Re-certification audit process.

Step - 6

Surveillance audits are undertaken annually to ensure that compliance to the chosen Standard(s) is maintained throughout the three-year certification cycle.

Step - 7

The recertification audit process is to be initiated 3 months prior to the expiry of the certificate.

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If you would like a free quotation for the transfer of your certification then please complete the form and we will be able to provide you with a quotation.

Save Time & Money When You Audit Two Standards

Did you know ISO 22000 and other standards like ISO 14001, ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, etc. share the same structure? You can save time and money when you audit any two standards at the same time.

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Client Case Study

Implementing ISO 22000:2018 can help drive quality and continuous improvement in your organization. The following case studies offer a look at the difference ISO 22000 made for organizations in terms of overall food quality, manufacturing efficiency and revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is difference between HACCP and ISO 22000?

HACCP is a well-defined system aiming at food safety management. It is apt for businesses for the optimal management measures. In contrast, ISO 22000 is a globally-recognized food safety management standardization certification which needs to be followed by businesses.

HACCP is the abbreviation for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System and plays a critical role in preventing the risks of food safety. ISO 22000 framework plays a crucial part to guarantee the safety and credibility of the products in the global food chain.

How long does it take to get ISO 22000 certification?

The average time for the implementation of the ISO 22000 framework and certification is around nine months to one year. The average time span differs with the organizations. It can take more time for organizations with more operational complexities and shortcomings. The time frame also varies with the size of the organization.

What does ISO 22000 stand for?

ISO 22000:2018 or FSSC (Food safety management system) defines an organized framework for an organization operating in the food industry. The ISO standardization exhibits the requirements for managing and following the best practices for food safety in the supply chain. ISO 22000 strengthens the organization and enhances the operational ability to control food safety risks and hazards and make it safe for consumption. 

Who needs ISO 22000 certification?

The ISO 22000 is apt for all organizations operating in the domain of food and supply and needs to maintain a food chain. It fits the requirements of all the food-based companies, regardless of size and operational complexities. It can be – manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, food packaging agencies, animal food producers, food distribution and storage companies, farmers, food processing equipment suppliers, etc. Simply put, any organization related to the food business can apply for the certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the latest ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 update in 2018 marks the latest version. It is the second edition of the standardization certificate framework. It was initially released in 2011 but the latest one was updated in August, 2018. The ISO framework focuses on energy management system in organizations of all sizes.

What are the key elements of ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is an energy management system-oriented framework exhibiting the best practices. The key elements of ISO 50001 thrive towards a better management setup that promotes environmental awareness, sustainability, and quality. The highlights of the framework include the following –

  • Policy making for energy efficiency
  • Target setting for energy management and maintenance
  • Better data management and analysis for energy utility
  • Performance measurement and analysis
  • Objectives and strategies for continual improvement
How does getting ISO 50001 certification help me in saving energy?

The ISO 50001 framework explains the need for developing, implementing, maintaining, and updating the energy management system in an organization. Simply put, the certification enables an organization to adhere to a set of best practices and follow a systematic approach. It helps in achieving optimal energy performance and enhance it continually.

The framework offers a comprehensive structure for acknowledging the significant aspects related to energy utility, management, saving, thereby promoting, and infusing the energy efficiency into management practices. As a result, it gets convenient for the organization to save energy in the long run.

How can I contribute towards energy conservation with ISO 50001?

Reviewing the existing energy usage and constructing effective policies to manage the energy consumption is the best wat to contribute towards energy conservation. The ISO 50001 certification helps the company comply by the set of norms and follow the best energy management practices. Thus, your organization actively contributes to the environment with a responsible and proactive approach. Hence, it is critical for all organizations to attain the ISO 50001 certification.

Related ISO 22000 Contents

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Foundations

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