FSMS certification

ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Certification

Food safety management system certification

Food safety management system certification

Food safety throughout the supply chain

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 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certification, TÜV SÜD’s global network of auditors provide 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.

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  • What are the benefits of ISO 22000 Certification?

    The objective of the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Certification is to ensure food safety not only in the consumer markets but also in the manufacturing process. Obtaining the ISO 22000 certification by ensuring all the standard’s requirements are met has many benefits like:
    ● Increased profits for the company
    ● Better utilisation of resources
    ● Better risk management
    ● Statutory and regulatory compliance
    ● Better customer trust
    ● Integration with other ISO management systems
    ● Insurance for safer food products
    ● Decrease in food-borne illnesses


  • What is new about the ISO 22000:2018 standard?

    The ISO 22000:2018 update was published on June 19th, 2018. The FSMS audits thereafter have incorporated new requirements. The new specifications under the ISO 22000:2018 audit standard offer better integration with other ISO standards. The redefinition of PRP and oPRP has made it much easier to understand too. Among other changes, the prominent ones are:
    ● Codex HACCP development has been embedded in the standard
    ● Simpler implementation
    ● Two inter-related PDCA cycles have been added: The food safety management system and the product production/service delivery PDCA.
    ● Organisational considerations of risk will complement codex HACCP.
    ● Simplified, linear clause structure


  • How do I get ISO 22000 certified?

    Any company can manage its food safety levels with the following steps to get certified under ISO 22000:

    ● Reflect by self-assessing the current quality and recognise the need for a certification

    ● Compare your process and product with the requirements, and seek guidance from a training organisation with an ISO 22000 licence

    ● Set up an audit of the food safety management system and facilities by contacting a certification partner that helps you get ISO 22000 food safety certified

    ● Execute the necessary corrective measures recommended by the experts for non-conformities

    ● The certification body will register the certificate as soon as the audit is successful.


  • Who should use ISO 22000?

    ISO 22000, an internationally renowned standard, combines the HACCP system for ensuring food safety at all levels with the ISO 9001 approach to food safety management. The standard outlines how a company can prove its capacity to manage security risks and guarantee food safety. Any organisation involved in the food supply chain may use FSMS 22000.


  • Is ISO 22000 the same as FSSC 22000?

    FSSC 22000 uses ISO 22000 as the principle for the management system and develops more specifications based on it, making the two comparable. The primary distinction between the two certifications is that, unlike the ISO standard, the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) recognises the FSSC 22000 scheme. GFSI recognition demonstrates that the programme satisfies global standards. ISO 22000 combines ISO 9001 and HACCP approaches guaranteeing quality, reliability and safety.


  • What are the four major elements of ISO 22000?

    ISO 22000 ensures food safety by amalgamating the following widely recognised four key elements: interactive communication, management of systems, prerequisite programmes, and the guidelines of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).


  • What are the requirements of ISO 22000?

    The following are some of the requirements of ISO 22000:

    ● Having a comprehensive food safety policy for your organisation, created by top management

    ● Establishing goals that will guide your business' efforts to adhere to this policy

    ● Creating a management system, planning its design, and documenting it

    ● Keeping track of the system's performance in records

    ● Assembling a team of qualified people to serve as the food safety team



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GFSI recognised safety scheme for the entire food supply chain


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