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The ISO 22000 is the comprehensive and internationally recognized standard for management systems in the food sector.
Food production and processing today is facing far higher demands than ever before. On the one hand, consumers want maximum transparency. They want to know where their food comes from, how it was produced and processed and how safety, quality, sustainability, and ethics have been ensured.
On the other hand, the food industry has the responsibility of proving to retailers, brokers, and other business partners that it has taken the necessary measures to fulfil its duty of care. It also shares responsibility for the reputation of major brands.
As an actor of the highly complex food supply chain, you therefore need to meet extremely high standards. At the same time, these standards offer great opportunities. A prerequisite is for you to prove the food safety and other characteristics of your processes according to internationally recognized standards. Such certifications are first and foremost a ticket-to-trade, i.e. without this proof it will be practically impossible to establish new business relationships in the food sector. Certifications will also strengthen existing business relationships and give you opportunities of achieving higher revenues through proven safety and quality.
The ISO 22000 - food safety management standard provides specific requirements for a food safety management system that will enhance your ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet customer, as well as statutory and regulatory demands.
We are your competent partner in obtaining certification according to ISO 22000. As an accredited certification body, we guide you through the certification process for your processes and systems.
ISO 22000 – An internationally reputable standard
ISO 22000 is the first truly international standard for Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) - initially published on September 1, 2005, by International Standards Organization (ISO).
It sets out the requirements for organizations, directly or indirectly, involved in the food and feed industries, need to implement in order to demonstrate their abilities to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for consumption.
The ISO 22000 standard is compatible and harmonized with other international management system standards, including ISO 9001. It is ideal for integration with existing management systems and processes.
ISO 22000 aims to provide:
- An international harmonization in the field of food safety, where it offers a tool to implement HACCP Programme (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) throughout the food supply chain;
- Facilitate the process of complying with food-related legislation, in order to protect public health, by applying uniform practices for detecting and preventing contamination, minimizing or eliminating risks, optimizing food controls and establishing traceability systems thus keeping food safe, from farm to fork;
- Solution to food crises which continue to arise due to the globalisation of food supply chains creating uncertainty regarding the origin of food products.
Create transparency, safety, and trust in an end-to-end, globalized food supply chain. We support you by auditing and certifying your processes and management systems.
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We are a partner who knows every relevant food safety standard worldwide and can certify your business professionally and efficiently. Your relations to customers will then be secure for the long term. Benefit from our more than two decades of experience in the food sector and from top experts who know your industry. To enable you to fully focus on your core business, we continuously monitor the development of new standards for the global food sector.
We support you as a competent and reliable partner, starting with the question which standard is best suited to your company and your business model, through to preparation for the audit required for certification.
An additional benefit for you is entry in our certification Certipedia database that documents your transparency and high standards of safety and quality. This represents one further building block for gaining the trust of customers and business partners.
One-stop-shop for all certifications essential for success
As a globally active and experienced testing and certification organization, we are familiar with many other standards beyond food safety that play a role in the food industry. This gives you important added value. These standards include common audits according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001 as well as information security (ISO 27001, ISO 22301, ISO 20000), supply chain and CSR audits such as SMETA and SA 8000 and the palm oil certification RSPO. We are your partner for efficient certification also in areas such as environmental protection, occupational health and safety, energy management, and more.
In other words, we are a real one-stop shop for you to meet competent experts who possess profound knowledge of the industry and who speak your language.