To ensure the safety of food products, and to reduce the risks of consumer exposure to contaminated or unsafe foods, food producers have introduced internal quality control programmes. These programmes also oblige their suppliers to demonstrate compliance with industry-standard food safety requirements, protocols and testing procedures. Every business within the supply chain should therefore establish an appropriate food safety management system to remain competitive.
ISO 22000 is an international standard designed to ensure food supply chain safety worldwide, enabling organisations to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for human consumption. ISO 22000 demonstrates that robust and effective food safety management systems are in place, and can be used as first step to fulfil the requirements of schemes recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
TÜV SÜD has more than 15 years’ experience in food and feed management system certification, and was one of the first certification bodies acting in this field. Accredited for the certification of ISO 22000, TÜV SÜD’s global network of auditors provides the assurance that a formalised and structured approach to attaining certification is applied without bias, ensuring that audit approaches are consistent, regardless of the product or country of production. With indepth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognised as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.