ISO 22000

What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 series of the international standard is applied to the fields of food safety management.
Unsafe food may result in serious consequences and ISO standard for food safety management is useful in identifying and controlling food safety risks.
Today, a tremendous amount of food is crossing borders and an international standard is a must to secure safe global supply chains for food.

ISO 22000:2018 proposes requirements for food safety management system, which can be certified. The standard provides matters that organization should do to verify that they are capable of controlling food safety risks, in other words that food is safe to consume. The standard is applicable to all organization regardless of the food chain size or location.

ISO 2200 System Structure

ISO 2200 System Structure

Necessity & Effects of Certification

Necessity Expected Effects
  • Increased customer awareness of and requirements for food safety
  • Strengthened international/domestic food safety standards and laws
  • Active response to international trade barriers
  • Preventive measures for food safety accidents and response to emergency situations
  • Necessary to integrate various food-related programs (HACCP, BRC, GMP, etc.)
  • Customer satisfaction: fulfilling customer requirements, including quality, safety and legitimacy
  • Reduced operating expenses with continuous improvement
  • Operational efficiency: increased system effectiveness with prerequisites (PRP’s & OPRP’s) and ISO 9001 integration
  • Relations with the interested parties (stakeholders, employees, customers and suppliers)
  • Compliance with the related laws: identifying legal (regulator), customer and test standard requirements through internal audits and management reviews
  • Risk improvement through consistent products and increased traceability