ISO 22000:2018 Certification

The 2018 version of ISO 22000 was published on June 19 2018. With this announcement, ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn. Companies certified to the ISO 22000:2005 standard have to conversion their certificate to ISO 22000:2018, and there is a 3-year transition period until June 29 2021 according to IAF resolution 2018-15. We recommend to start the transition preparations already now. The aim of the ISO 22000 is to complement the necessities for food safety management on an international level. The standard gives to confirm food safety throughout the entire food chain from farm-to table. The standard does not state exact criteria for Food Safety Performance, nor is it authoritarian about the design of a management system.

ISO 22000:2018 certification covers all the procedures in the food chain that impact the safety of the end product. The standard identifies the necessities for a comprehensive food safety management system, as well as incorporating the elements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

If there is any industry that requirements to be vary about quality processes, it would have to be the food industry. Certification of an organization’s FSMS is one of the means of provided that assurance that the certified organization has applied a system for the food safety management of its procedures, activities, products and services in line with the organization’s food safety policy and the necessities 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 appliance systems that constantly provide safe products.

Benefits of ISO 22000:2018

  • Enhanced utilization of resources worldwide
  • Decrease in rates of foodborne illness
  • Improved company profits
  • Higher quality jobs in the food industry
  • Potential improved economic growth
  • Insurance of safer food
  • More effective documentation of techniques, methods and procedures