Prove your ability to control food safety hazards with ISO 22000 certification, an International Standard for food safety management that is applicable to all organization in the food chain, from farm to fork. The standard provides robust food safety management requirements for growers, food manufacturers and other entities across the human food and animal feed supply chains. Certification to ISO 22000 provides assurance that your organization can control food safety hazards and supply safe food to consumers.
Eligibility The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the Food Safety Management System Certification: ISO 22000. ISO and its member countries used the Quality Management System approach, and tailored it to apply to Food Safety, incorporating the widely used and proven HACCP principles and Good Manufacturing Principles (addressed by the pre-requisite program in ISO 22000).
Certification Criteria Non conformances are based on minor, major and critical.
Pre-Assessment Encouraged to ensure the site is prepared for an actual audit.
In addition to ISO 22000 audits, SCS offers a full suite of food safety and food quality testing. Combine ISO 22000 Certification with Organic Certification, Certified Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade Certification, for added operational and cost benefits.
Benefits of certification through SCS:
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.
ISO 22000 is not a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standard. This means that if your customer base or market is looking for a GFSI Recognized standard you should look at FSSC 22000, which is the most similar to ISO 22000 or one of the other GFSI recognized certification schemes. ISO 22000 can be applied independently of other management system standards. Its implementation can be aligned or integrated with existing related management system requirements. ISO 22000 requires continual improvement and updating of the management system.
Food Producers and Food Manufacturers
Our fees for Food Safety Management System certification are based on our commitment to making certification services cost-effective for all prospective clients, both large and small. Our charges are reflective of actual work performed, within a limited sliding scale fee structure. To prevent any potential conflict of interest, SCS charges for its certification whether or not a certification is ultimately granted. This policy ensures that there is no incentive to issue certifications that are not earned.
Based on # of HACCP Plans, # of employees, absence of certified management relevant system, and process complexity.
Senior management to provide adequate financial and employee resources. Read the standard to understand the requirements. Establish a food safety team. Setting food safety objectives with key performance indicators. Write Food Safety Management System Manual (with policies), Procedures, Work Instructions, and Forms, Maintain Records.