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ISO 22000:2018 defines what an Operator must do to demonstrate her ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food, feed or related products are safe for consumption or use. The purpose of ISO 22000:2018 is to empower an Operator to develop a robust Food Safety Management System (FSMS) that drives continuous improvement of all processes with an impact on the safety of end-products.

It specifies requirements for a FSMS to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain:

• to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use;
• to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;
• to evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and to demonstrate conformity with them;
• to effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain;
• to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy;
• to demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties;
• to seek certification or registration of its FSMS or make a self-assessment.
Aimed at all operators of food, feed and related products, regardless of size or sector, ISO 22000 translates food safety management into a continuously improving process. It takes a precautionary approach to food safety by helping to identify, prevent and reduce foodborne hazards in the food and feed chains.
When to transit
Due to the changes ISO 22000:2005, the standard will expire in June 2021. We advise our clients to make the transition to ISO 22000:2018 before June 29, 2021 in order to remain certified.

Achievement of ISO 22000:2018 certification helps operators to:
• identify and control food safety hazards and reduce risk of food safety incidents.
• generate food safety culture and increase operational control.
• increase marketability, recognition, competitiveness, market access and customer trust
• Continually improve and update implemented systems for efficiency and effectiveness

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