ISO 22000: 2018 Food Safety Management System Audit

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About ISO 22000

ISO 22000 is a proven effective framework for benchmarking the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to any organization handling food like catering, manufacturing or retail irrespective of size or sector. Food Safety Management System (FSMS) was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) primarily to prevent food-borne hazards and ensure food safety from farm to fork.

ISO 22000 emphasizes the requirements of key elements such as:

  • Effective Prerequisite programs for the implementation of the Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Implementation of HACCP principles to control biological, chemical & physical hazards throughout the process.
  • Interactive Training & Communication between the Management and Food Handlers
  • Continuous Management of Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Objectives of ISO 22000

ISO 22000:2018 sets out the requirement for an organization to prove its ability to control food safety hazards & ensure that food is safe to consume throughout the process. Further, strengthen and benchmark the Food Safety Management System for the continual process improvement.

Benefits of ISO 22000

  • Minimize the prevalence of food hazards & improves operational performance
  • Enhance the effective utilization of resources
  • Increase company profits by reducing the wastage of raw material, people and energy
  • Acts as a guide for an organization to meet mandatory requirements & standards of the food industry.
  • Helps the organization, its services & products to meet the global regulatory requirements
  • Promote the health and safety regulation for the betterment of consumers.
  • Assure quality, safety & reliability in organizational & operational process
  • Enhance transparency in business operation attracts customer
  • Develop customer loyalty for the brand
  • Facilitate Business growth in a competitive market

ISO 22000:2018 is applicable to the following Sectors:

  • Primary Producers – Agricultural Farms, Animal husbandries, Fisheries, Diaries etc.,
  • Food Processors – Fish, Meat, Poultry, Feed processors
  • Food Manufacturers – FMCG Companies including Snack, Bread, Cereal, Beverage, Frozen food, Canned food, Confectionery, Dietary supplement manufacturers
  • Food Equipment Supplier – Supplier of tools, utensils, additives, equipment, ingredients, raw materials, cleaning agents, sanitizing agents, packing material
  • Food Service Providers – Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants, Cafeterias, Hospitals, Hotels, Resorts, Airline Catering, Cruise Catering etc.,
  • Other Service Providers – Service providers of Storage, Catering, Cleaning, Logistics, Sanitation, Distribution, Transportation and Delivery partners etc.,

Significance of Food Safety Management System

  • To plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) aimed at providing products & services that are safe, by 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
  • To effectively communicate food safety issues to the suppliers, customers and relevant 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 by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this international standards

The framework of ISO 22000:2018

Food Safety Management System

  • General requirements
  • Documentation requirements

Management responsibility

  • Management Commitment
  • Food Safety Policy
  • FSMS Planning
  • Responsibility & Authority
  • Food safety team leader
  • Communication
  • Emergency Preparedness & response
  • Management Review

Resource Management

  • Provision of resources
  • Human resources
  • Infrastructure
  • Work Environment

Planning and realization of Safe products

  • General
  • Prerequisite programs (PRPs)
  • Preliminary steps to enable hazard analysis
  • Hazard analysis
  • Establishing the operational PRPs
  • Establishing the HACCP Plan
  • Updating preliminary information & documents
  • Verification planning
  • Traceability system
  • Control of Nonconformity

Validation, Verification & Improvement of FSMS

  • General
  • Validation of control measure combinations
  • Control of monitoring & measuring
  • FSMS Verification
  • Improvement

ISO 22000:2018 Audit Focuses on

  • Raw Materials
    • Purchase & Delivery
    • Quality Assurance
  • Storage of Raw Materials
    • Temperature Monitoring
  • Preparation & Cooking
    • Area
    • Equipment & Utensils
    • People
    • Service
    • Cooking
  • Training
  • Housekeeping
  • Implementation of HACCP


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