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ISO 22000:2018 Certification

Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

ISO 22000:2018 Standard (FSMS) and its Certification

About ISO 22000:2018 standard

ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System is the latest International Standard released by International Organization for Standardization. Any organization dealing with food products from “farm to fork” can implement the requirements of this standard and get certified by IAS.

Food safety is of highest concern for all consumers. Lack of hygiene or mishandling of food, leads to the spread of diseases. This can be avoided by all the food chain operators (such as those involved in manufacturing, producing, processing, preserving, catering, storing, packaging, transporting and operating of restaurants/cafes) implements a food safety management system to ensure the supply of clean and safe food products and services.

The ISO 22000:2018 (Food Safety Management System) standard defines the requirements for an organization to demonstrate their ability in ensuring that the food is safe for consumption. This standard set as a guideline in Planning, establishing and implementation of a food safety management system, comprising of effective processes and best practices to develop food safety.

ISO 22000:2018 includes all the essential measures for ensuring food safety in the entire food chains. This FSMS standard has been developed by experts from the food industries and is tested for its effectiveness. It is also clear that the company’s adherence to food safety, the entire food supply chain of the organization ensure the delivery of safe food products to their clients.

What is new in 22000:2018

Current version ISO 22000:2018 revised to the High Level Structure (Annex SL). It helps to integrate with other management systems such as ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 etc..

There are some of the key changes from the previous version ISO 22000:2005(FSMS) are listed out below.

  • Business Context (Identifying internal & external issues) & identifying the interested parties and their needs & expectations.
  • Emphasis Top Management to actively engage and their commitment to achieve the effectiveness of FSMS(ISO 22000:2018)
  • Scope for Animal food now specifically includes in the revised version of ISO 22000:2018.
  • Control of Externally Provided process, Products & Services to meet the Food Safety Management System requirements

ISO 22000:2018 certification

ISO 22000:2018 means requesting a third party neutral agency like IAS to conduct audit on your ISO 22000:2018 system in your organization.

ISO 22000 certification means that your organization is practicing this international standard which specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. Further this provides a means to the organization to exhibit its ability to make a control over the food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe during the time of human consumption.

Certification is a universal method to ensure that the organization complies effectively to ISO 22000 (FSMS), by its beneficiaries or Interested parties.

The strategic auditing method of IAS reduces the risks and enhances the customer and public confidence. Nowadays buyers are not ready to take any chance, to reduce the risk of purchasing a low-quality product, especially in the case of food products or products that are intended for consuming internally, they always look for best quality ISO certified food products.

Irrespective of the size or sector the FSMS certification is suitable to everyone who is in the food chain industry to ensure the food safety. Farms, horticultures, cold storages, food item transporters, food processing units, hotels and restaurants, Catering units, packaged food suppliers, food supplement manufactures, dung and pharmaceuticals manufacturers, food ingredients, food chemicals manufacturer and suppliers, food outlets etc.,

Coverage of ISO 22000 Certification in Malaysia:

As the prominent ISO Certification Bodies in Malaysia, IAS offers the service of ISO Certification through audits for ISO 22000 –FSMS and also for various International Management System standards. It also delivers ISO 22000 Lead Auditor Training, ISO 22000 Internal Auditor Training, and ISO 22000 Awareness/Foundation Training in Malaysia. All these certification and Training services by IAS for the country is managed from its office in kuala lumpur from where it covers all the major cities johor, kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, pulau pinang, sabah, sarawak, Selangor, terengganu, wilayah persakutuan, Melaka and perlis kedah.

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Process to obtain an ISO 22000:2018 Certification

  • Contact IAS by sending the application and call us for a free discussion and we can guide you in getting the ISO 22000:2018 Certification.
  • Plan and implement ISO 22000:2018 standards requirements through documented Information (how this standard is practiced, monitored and continually improved).
  • Majorly, ISO certification audit includes 2 stages
  • Stage 1 : Readiness Audit
  • Stage 2 : Verifying the effectiveness Audit of the System
  • The organization applying for ISO certification is audit based on an extensive sample of its sites, services, process, products & functions.
  • If any deviation is observed during the audit, a deviation report will be provided along with the detailed audit report. According to the grading of the deviations the IAS determines the time required for its closure including the correction and corrective actions which has to be approved by IAS audit team. After the effective closure of Non conformity, the Certificate is issued limiting to the scope that was audited.

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Why IAS?

  • Having nearly two decades of ISO Certification audit experience which helps to obtain the certification faster.
  • The auditors and trainers in IAS are innovative, simple, practical and effective in implementation process that helps to strengthen the business operations of the organization.
  • IAS is an authorized ISO Certification Body for providing ISO 22000:2018 certificates with accreditation.
  • The Knowledge, skills, experience and the global presence of IAS has created a history of executing successful large-scale, complex international projects. Our auditors for ISO Certifications understand the value of culture and nature of the local market and perform internationally in an effective and consistent manner.
  • IAS conducts the audits in a value added manner to benefit the clients of small, medium and large organization. Our procedure is very simple to understand and the services are well-timed and cost effective.
  • Our presence is in India, Philippines, , Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, with more than 6000 clients
  • We have addressed almost all the sectors broadly diversified in Industrial equipment, Automobile industry, Chemical Industry, Steel production, , FMCG industry, Aerospace manufacturing, Healthcare Industry, Hospitality industry, Consumer electronics, Food industry, Textile industry, , Energy, Telecommunication, IT Industry, Oil and Gas.
  • We have more than 300 experienced empanelled auditors to effectively asses an organization’s conformance to Food safety Management System unleashing a true potential for Improvement.

Benefits of ISO 22000 Certification

ISO Food Safety Management Systems (22000:2018) certification helps to reduce the production of low-quality food and thereby reduces health risks. This certification provides an assurance to food safety and It also helps to maintain the trust by Customer. The major benefits of obtaining ISO 22000:2018 certifications are listed below.

  1. Introduce globally recognized processes to your business
  2. Give assurance to the suppliers and stakeholders in your hazard controls.
  3. Maintain these hazard controls in place across your supply chain
  4. Helps in reducing the rates in food borne disease
  5. Continually improve and revise your systems so it stays effective

What an Organization should do to achieve certification?

  • Call IAS for conducting FSMS Audit and discuss the audit procedure specific to your organization
  • Understand the standard ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System requirement and implement in your organization before going for certification. E.g. Documenting, training the staffs, practicing the system etc
  • Conduct one internal Audit program by trained FSMS Internal Auditors.
  • Collect and complete the data analyze.
  • Conduct a Management review with the help of analyzed data and make some effective decision to develop the Organization performance towards company objectives & goals.
  • Carry out & complete the audit successfully. (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Close the Non conformance effectively, if any.
  • Collect and maintain the ISO 22000 certification.
  • Carry out the surveillance audit yearly.

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