ISO 22000 FSMS

Certification of an organization’s FSMS is one of the means of providing assurance that the certified organization has implemented a system for the food safety management of its processes, activities, products and services in line with the organization’s food safety policy and the requirements of ISO 22000.

It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products.

This International Standard ISO 22000 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

The ISO 22000 Certification services provide clients a systematic method for analyzing food processes, determining the possible hazards, and designating the critical control points. These steps are necessary to prevent unsafe food from reaching the consumer.

If there is any industry that needs to be vary about quality procedures, it would have to be the food industry. Certification of an organization’s FSMS is one of the means of providing assurance that the certified organization has implemented a system for the food safety management of its processes, activities, products and services in line with the organization’s food safety policy and the requirements of ISO 22000. It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products.

Requirements for any organization in the food chain:

  • It defines what an organization must do to demonstrate its ability to control hazards related to food safety and ensure that food is safe for consumption.

For Whom is ISO 22000 for?

  • ISO 22000 is applicable to all organizations in the food and feed industries, regardless of size or sector.
  • All ISO standards are reviewed and updated regularly to make sure they remain relevant to the current market. ISO 22000:2018 encompasses the latest trends and food safety requirements, and is a timely response to the rising global challenges facing the food industry. It will also help address the growing need to ensure we can trust current food security systems and that they are sustainable.
  • ISO 22000:2018 provides a understanding of the concept of risk, distinguishing between risk at the operational level and the strategic level of a management system.

What are the benefits for the business?

  • ISO 22000 enables organizations to put in place a food safety management system that helps them improve their overall performance when it comes to food safety.

Key potential benefits of using the standard include:

  • The ability to consistently provide food-related products and services that are safe and meet regulatory requirements
  • Improved management of risks in food safety

Certification Procedure

The Certification Procedure is a multiple-step process. The certification cycle is described briefly:

  • Application for certification from client
  • Offer from IRQS India
  • Offer acceptance from client and order confirmation by IRQS India
  • Pre audit (optional)
  • Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2)
  • Issue of certificate on successful completion of certification audit
  • Surveillance audits at defined period
  • Recertification audit after 3 years

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