If you work within the food industry you will know that food safety risks can occur at any stage of the food chain. Failures in the supply chain can have fatal consequences in terms of human suffering and even death. They can also cause irreversible damage to reputation and cost businesses dearly. ISO 22000 is the international management system standard for food safety management. It addresses in particular the risks associated with food-borne hazards. Independent assessment to the standard ensures that the interdependent methods between food producers, suppliers, and customers are understood and managed. ISO 22000 therefore ensures the integrity of the food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’.
Certification to ISO 22000…
- Provides confidence to customers and other stakeholders that the organization has the ability to control food safety hazards and provide safe products
- Ensures adequate control at all stages of the food supply chain to prevent the introduction of food safety hazards
- Enhances corporate profile as a supplier of choice throughout the global food chain