ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems

ISO 22000:2005 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system has ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe through out food supply chain starting form farm to fork. This standard can be applied to any type of food related business regardless of size and nature of operations. visit for more details.

The standards in the ISO 22000 family are developed by the technical committee TC 34/SC 17. More information on ISO 22000 can be found on the TC 34/SC 17 homepage.

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today’s food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.

The ISO 22000 family contains a number of standards each focusing on different aspects of food safety management.
ISO 22000:2005 contains the overall guidelines for food safety management.
ISO 22004:2014 provides generic advice on the application of ISO 22000
ISO 22005:2007 focuses on traceability in the feed and food chain
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 contains specific prerequisites for food manufacturing
ISO/TS 22002-2:2013 contains specific prerequisites for catering
ISO/TS 22002-3:2011 contains specific prerequisites for farming
ISO/TS 22002-4:2013 contains specific prerequisites for food packaging manufacturing
ISO/TS 22003:2013 provides guidelines for audit and certification bodies

ISO 22000 revision

Why revise ISO 22000:2005?
Since the first publication of ISO 22000 in 2005, users along the supply chain have been facing new food safety challenges – spurring a need for the standard to be revised.In fact, every 5 years standards are reviewed to determine whether a revision is necessary, to ensure that the standards remain as relevant and useful to businesses as possible.

Timeline of the revision
Currently the standard is at the committee draft stage (CD). This means that a draft revised standard will be available to ISO members for a vote in the first quarter of 2017.

ISO 22000 Timeline
What are the main changes to the standard?
The major proposed changes to the standard include modifications to its structure as well as clarifying key concepts such as:
The high level structure: in order to make life easier for businesses using more than one management system standard, the new version of ISO 22000 will follow the same structure as all the other ISO management system standards, the High Level Structure (HLS).
The risk approach: the standard now includes a different approach to understanding risk.
The PDCA cycle: the standard clarifies the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, by having two separate cycles in the standard working together: one covering the management system and the other, covering the principles of HACCP.(Source

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SNR Holding UK is in process of ISO 22000 FSMS for UKAS accreditation.