ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems

International Certification Authority

ISO 22000 is an international standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system covering all organizations in the food chain from “farm to fork”. ISO 22000 is an International Standard for FSMS (Food Safety Management System). This standard is generic in nature and can be applied to organizations of any type, size and nature. This international standard ISO 22000, can be implemented by any organization within the Food Supply Chain irrespective of whether it has a direct or circumlocutory involvement. ISO 22000 is a highly efficient combination of auditable requirements of Food Safety Management System. It is a combination of HACCP Plan, pre requisite programs and operational pre requisite programs. Hazard analysis is the first step of Food Safety Management System as it involves identification of all hazards, analysis of significance and determining treatment methods required to establish an effective combination of control measures. All hazards including the ones expected to occur in food chain due to the type of facility or processes, are identified, assessed and actions taken.


Certifying your food management system against the requirements of ISO 22000 will bring the following benefits to your organization:
  • Applicable to all organizations in the global food supply chain
  • Provides communication of HACCP concepts
  • A truly global international standard
  • Complies with the Codex HACCP principles
  • Suitable for regulators
  • Provides potential for harmonization of national standards
  • Covers the majority of the requirements of the current retailer food safety standards
  • An auditable standard with clear requirements which provides a framework for third-party certification
  • The structure aligns with the management system clauses of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Enables communication about hazards with partners in the supply chain