Food Safety Management System
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
This international standard integrates the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system and application steps developed by Codex Alimentarius Commission. By means of auditable requirements, it combines the HACCP plan with prerequisite programmes (PRPs). Hazard analysis is the key to an effective food safety management system, since conducting a hazard analysis assists in organizing the knowledge required to establish an effective combination of control measures. This international standard requires that all hazards that may be reasonably expected to occur in the food chain, including hazards that may be associated with the type of process and facilities used, are identified and assessed. Thus it provides the means to determine and document why certain identified hazards needs to be controlled by a particular organization and why others need not.
- To demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements
- To evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction,
- To effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain,
- To ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy.
- Ability to show control of known food hazards.
- Reduce liability risk and public image risk related to food safety
- Provide frame work to comply statutory & regulatory requirements related to food safety
- It is applicable to all those organizations, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain like food grower, processors, storage, manufacturer, packing material supplier, logistic service provider etc.