ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Certification

Ensure food supply chain safety worldwide

Ensure food supply chain safety worldwide

Demonstrate robust and effective food safety management systems

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 programs. These programs 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.

ts-iso-22000-en-exampleISO 22000 is an international standard designed to ensure food supply chain safety worldwide, enabling organizations to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for human consumption.

The standard is applicable to all organizations of any size within the food chain, and is recognized 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 fulfill the requirements of schemes recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

What ISO 22000 covers

The standard ISO 22000 defines the requirements for a certifiable food safety management system (FSMS) of an organization. These requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • The organization has established a suitable food safety management system, including mechanisms for risk identification, self-assessment, preventive and corrective actions and continuous improvement of its performance.
  • The organization analyses and considers the food-safety requirements of its customers and the requirements of the applicable codes and standard.
  • The certified organization defines the required characteristics of the products and services offered and the underlying processes, and monitors them at regular intervals in the form of internal audits to meet the food-safety requirements of customers.

Our food safety management Services

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 formalized 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 in-depth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognized as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.


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