ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems
Used by organizations across the food chain to help deliver food that’s safe to eat to consumers, ISO 22000:2018 is an excellent framework to help implement a food safety management system (FSMS).
How food is grown, transported, manufactured and even consumed has changed significantly since the original standard was published over a decade ago. The new standard considers these changes and aims to help organizations reduce food safety hazards.
The key changes to the standard include:
- A stronger emphasis on the responsibility of leadership
- Applies a risk-based approach to the development of the FSMS
- Clarification of key concepts including:
- The Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, by having two separate cycles in the standard working together with one covering the management system and the other covering the principles of HACCP
- The differentiation of key terms including critical control points (CCPs), operational prerequisite programmes (ORPs) and prerequisite programmes (PRPs)
- Improved compatibility with other ISO management system standards through the realignment of the content of the standard to the high level structure