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.
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.
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.,
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.
Process to obtain an ISO 22000:2018 Certification
Stage 1 : Readiness Audit
Stage 2 : Verifying the effectiveness Audit of the System
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.