What is ISO 22000
Consumers expect safe food. This places a number of demands on food companies, which must be able to document that they have control over food safety. If something goes wrong, you can be sure to document your processes, regardless of the position in the food chain from farm to table.
The benefits of ISO 22000
For some companies, it may be sufficient to comply with the legal requirements and follow the approved self-inspection program. For other companies, it would be beneficial to follow a recognized standard like ISO 22000. For example, if you want to export your goods or sell to a larger International retail chain, it may be a supplier requirement that you follow the international standard ISO 22000 on food safety.
ISO 22000 forms the framework for your company
The food safety management system is a great tool for any food business regardless of size. It provides the framework for the organization and structure of the company, assembles procedures and workflows underone system and defines areas of responsibility and competence. The part of the standard that deals with food safety is based on HACCP principles that underlie the statutory self-inspection program.