Family of Food Safety Management Standards
ISO 22000 is First in Family of Food Safety Management Standards
ISO 22000-2005, Food Safety Management Systems - Requirements for any organization
in the food Chain was published on 1 st Sept 2005. It is first in family of food
safety management systems standards.
This International Standard specified the requirements for a food safety management
system that combines the following generally recognized key elements o ensure food
safety along the food chain, upto the point of final consumption.
It provides a frame work of internationally harmonized requirements for the global
approach that is needed.
The standard has been developed within ISO by experts from the food industry, along
with representatives of specialized international organizations and in close cooperation
with the Codes Alimentarius Commission, the body jointly established by the United
Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO)
to develop food standards.
ISO 22000 is designed to allow all types or organizations within the food chain
to implement a food safety management system. These range from feed producers, primary
producers, food manufacturers, transport and storage operators and subcontractors
to retail and food service out-lets - together with related organizations such as
producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.
ISO 22000, backed by international consensus, harmonizes the requirements for systematically
managing safety in food supply chains and offers a unique solution for good practice
on a world wide basis.
ISO 22000 is fully compatible with ISO 9001-2000, HACCP and cross references of
respective clauses of these standards are given in the standard. HACCP. ISO 22000
was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 34, Food Products.