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ISO 22000 Certification - Food Safety Management System

If you are concerned with food safety, our ISO 22000 consultant will help your organization to implement food safety management system and get ISO 22000 certification. Food safety is related to the presence of food safety hazards at the time of consumption of any food item by the consumer. Food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the food chain. Therefore, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. Food safety in any organization in the food chain can be ensured by implementing ISO 22000 food safety management system in the organization and getting ISO 22000 certification from an accredited certification body.

ISO 22000 certification is for any organization that is directly or indirectly involved with the food industry. ISO 22000:2018 standard is applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity. Organizations that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to, feed producers, animal food producers, harvesters of wild plants and animals, farmers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food services, catering services, cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and disinfectants, packaging materials and other food contact materials.

What is ISO 22000 Certification?

ISO 22000 Certification is an international recognition of any organization in food chain that it has effectively implemented and maintained a food safety management system (FSMS) based on ISO 22000:2018 requirements. ISO 22000 Certification establishes that the organization is able to consistently provide safe foods and products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. ISO 22000:2018 Certification is provided by a Certification Body which is internationally accredited to provide ISO 22000:2018 certificate. The ISO 22000 certificate is issued for the period of 3 years after successful completion of pre-assessment and final assessment by certification body auditors. Surveillance audits are conducted by the certification body within the period of 3 years at the interval of 6 months, 9 months or 12 months depending upon the nature and size of the organization. Upon completion of 3 years, renewal audit is done for new 3-year cycle.

We offer ISO 22000:2018 certification services, which includes implementation of food safety management system, documentation process, awareness/auditor training to all employees that helps any organization in food chain to achieve quick and effective certification from any accredited ISO certification bodies from USA, UK, Europe, Australia, etc.

Why ISO 22000:2018 Certification?

Implementation of a food safety management system and ISO 22000 Certification definitely reduces food safety risks as well as reduces chances of product recall. ISO 22000:2018 Certification will help you demonstrate your ability to consistently provide safe foods and products and services. Most importantly, ISO 22000:2018 Certification helps organizations to gain credibility and gives confidence to interested parties that all food safety risks are adequately managed by the organization. ISO 22000:2018 Certification will help your organization to demonstrate conformity to specified FSMS requirements and increases compliance with rules and legal requirements of food safety regulatory authorities and requirements for international trade of food products.

Benefits of ISO 22000 Certification

Implementation of a FSMS and ISO 22000 Certification is immensely beneficial for organizations in food chain. We are listing here some of the benefits of ISO 22000 certification:
  • Improved food safety and quality of the products and processes
  • Waste, rework, scrap, complaints, etc. are reduced in the organization
  • Improved efficiency, productivity and effectiveness
  • Improved level of motivation, cooperation, workmanship and quality awareness
  • Improved communication process and transparency in the system
  • Greater control of processes and activities throughout the organization
  • An onward journey of improvement is possible on an on-going basis
  • Competitive edge to the company in domestic as well as global market
  • Worldwide recognition and credibility
  • Advantage in bidding on new contracts
  • Improved corporate image due to food safety certification
  • Motivates suppliers to conform to requirements, including customer and statutory and legal requirements
  • Reduction in customer audit due to certification
  • Higher customer satisfaction, higher orders, growth of the organization and growth of the people.
If your organization has ISO 22000 certification, it will build confidence among customers and will assure them about the quality and standard of your food. ISO 22000 certification also helps in avoiding the cost of multiple audits. As ISO 22000 certification is recognized by governments and food safety regulators worldwide, the certification can open your business for international markets.

Basic Requirements for Quick ISO 22000 Certification

Following are the basic ISO 22000:2018 requirements the organization must follow while implementing the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to achieve ISO 22000 certification in minimum time:
  • Having an overall Food Safety Policy for your organization, developed by top management
  • Setting objectives that will drive your company’s efforts to comply with this policy
  • Planning and designing FSMS and documenting the system
  • Maintaining records of the performance of the system
  • Establishing a group of qualified individuals to make a Food Safety Team
  • Defining communication procedures to ensure effective communication with important contacts outside the company (regulatory, customers, suppliers and others) as well as for internal communication
  • Having an emergency plan
  • Holding management review meetings to evaluate the performance of the FSMS
  • Providing adequate resources for the effective operation of the FSMS, including appropriately trained and qualified personnel, sufficient infrastructure and appropriate work environment to ensure food safety
  • Following HACCP principles
  • Establishing a traceability system for identification of product
  • Establishing a corrective action system and control of non-conforming product
  • Maintaining a documented procedure for handling withdrawal of product
  • Controlling monitoring and measuring devices.
  • Establishing and maintaining an internal audit program
  • Continually updating and improving the FSMS.

ISO 22000 Certification Consultancy

Certification Consultancy is a renowned ISO documentation and certification consultancy company serving international clients in more than 65 countries. Certification Consultancy provides ISO 22000 Consultancy to any organization in food industry to achieve quick ISO 22000:2018 certification. Our team of FSMS experts and highly qualified and dedicated ISO 22000 consultants provide 360 degree support for ISO 22000 certification.

Following are the key steps that our ISO 22000 consultants follow for quick FSMS implementation and ISO 22000 certification:
  • Initial gap analysis and survey of the existing system
  • Conduct awareness program for all the employees on ISO 22000 food safety management system
  • Help in carrying out hazard analysis, preparing HACCP plan, defining food safety policy and establishing food safety objectives
  • ISO 22000:2018 documentation support for food safety management system
  • Training of all personnel in the use of procedures and formats, food safety hazards identification evaluation and control and CCP monitoring
  • Training of internal auditors for ISO 22000:2018 FSMS
  • Support for assessing the system through first internal audit, conducting management review meeting and taking corrective actions for nonconformities
  • Apply for ISO 22000:2018 certification
  • Facilitate pre ISO 22000 certification audit by certifying body (Optional)
  • Support during final audit by ISO 22000 certifying body till certificate is issued.
Certificate Consultancy allows its customers to adapt and modify the templates provided by our ISO 22000 consultant as per their requirements and create ISO 22000 documents for their organization. We are known for serving our customers with all the best efforts, and with us, you are completely assured for your ISO 22000 certification.

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