ISO/IEC 22000 Food safety  management system

Convince your customers and partners of food safety in your company-

From Farm to plate, make food safe

 Your challenges

Sometimes the foods we love and count on for good health are contaminated with germs that cause sickness and can even be deadly. More progress is needed to protect people and reduce food borne illness in the world. Food contamination can occur at any point—during production, processing, distribution, or preparation.


What is ISO/IEC 22000?

ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place.


Who needs ISO 22000 Certification?

This standard can be applied to any company in the food chain, from field to store including growers, transporters, packagers, processors, retailers, bottlers and restaurants.


Why is ISO/IEC 22001 important for your business?

The ISO 22000 family of International Standards addresses food safety management. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain. The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO 22000  food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of todays food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.


How can you prepare for ISO/IEC 22001?

Once you have decided that ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000 is right for your company, you will need to implement food safety management system processes to meet the requirements of the standard. These requirements go beyond PRPs and HACCP and incorporate processes to manage the system throughout the organization. This means planning, designing, documenting and implementing a comprehensive system of food safety management.
It can take organizations 3-9 months or more to complete implementation in their organization. Once the system is in place and being used as part of day to day business you will have a Registrar come and perform a Certification Audit. If the auditor finds that the system is compliant with the standard and is being followed throughout the
organization, they will recommend your facility for certification.
So how does a company plan, design, document and implement the system to become ready for certification? If you have not implemented a management system before, it can be hard to know how to plan and manage all the pieces of the implementation project.
ISO 22000 All-in-One Training Package has been designed to give you all of the information you need to proceed confidently through the implementation. When choosing a certification scheme keep in mind that FSSC applies only to manufacturers if you are not a manufacturer ISO 22000 will be the standard to use. If you manufacture food products you have a choice of the ISO or FSSC standards. It is important to determine what your customer base is requiring to help determine which standard is right for your organization.


Certification process

1. Pre-audit (optional)
Pre-audits provide optimal preparation for the subsequent certification audit according to ISO 22000. Customers identify their strengths and weaknesses early on and can prepare themselves specifically for the ISO 22000 certification. The auditors perform a preliminary assessment. They determine if and which requirements of the standard have already been implemented in your company.

2. Certification audit
The audit team reviews the extent to which the documentation of your compliance management system already corresponds to the standard. You demonstrate the practical application of your management system. Our auditors examine the effectiveness.

3. Issuing the certificate
Once all criteria have been fulfilled, your company receives the ISO 22000 certificate which certifies the integrity and compliance of your management system. Furthermore your company will be included in our online certification database .

4. Control audits
Our annual control audits help you to continuously optimize your processes.

5. Certification renewal
With a renewal of the certification before the expiration of three years, you permanently extend your continuous improvement process. For your partners and customers, you permanently document the successful deployment of your management system according to ISO 22000.

Your business benefits

  • Fulfill and document the highest standards of international food safety.
  • Gain international recognition and acceptance.
  • Open up new markets and increase sales through international recognition.
  • Gain the confidence of your customers and partners.
  • Make a significant contribution to risk management in your company.

 Why choose QCS?

QCS experienced auditors possess the expertise and training to conduct audits for Food safety  and other quality management systems in many industrial sectors. Through our worldwide network of professionals, we can provide certification services no matter where you are. Our experts adopt a holistic approach for all of your testing and certification needs to multiple international standards. What’s more, our renowned independence ensures that the QCS  certification mark is accepted worldwide, making it a powerful communications tool that distinguishes your company.