Food safety management system certification
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.
The standard is applicable to all organisations of any size within the food chain, and is recognised worldwide by stakeholders such as regulators, primary producers, food manufacturers and packers, retailers and consumers.
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).
Note: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, audits worldwide are mainly suspended and postponed. The transition timeline for ISO 22000:2018 standard has been extended from 29 June 2021 to 29 December 2021.
An impartial food safety audit conducted by a reputable third-party such as TÜV SÜD will provide an objective evaluation of the effectiveness of the quality systems and procedures, to ensure the production of safe food and food products. TÜV SÜD is accredited for ISO 22000 audit and certification for companies, working closely with clients to ensure that the requirements and standards are met.
TÜV SÜD offers ISO 22000 audit and certification services based on the following standards:
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 ISO 22000 FSMS certification, 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.
The ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System is covered under the Sustainability-as-a-Service (SaaS) Programme, with 70% of qualified costs supported by Enterprise Singapore, as part of the Enterprise Sustainability Programme. Click here to learn more.