ISO 22000, GFSI, Food safety, global Food safety initiative
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).
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 to audit and certify companies to ISO 22000, working closely with clients to ensure that the requirements and standards are met.
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.
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