- What is ISO 22000 Certification?
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.
- How does ISO 22000 differ from other food safety certification programs?
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.
- What type of businesses will benefit from the ISO 22000 certification?
Food Producers and Food Manufacturers
- How much does ISO 22000 certification cost?
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.
- How long does an audit take?
Based on # of HACCP Plans, # of employees, absence of certified management relevant system, and process complexity.
- How do I prepare for my audit?
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.