ISO 22000 Certification


Many standards have been developed within food safety: specific company standards, legal regulations, as well as standards developed by retailers. Their proliferation made their application difficult. At the same time, food safety principles have spread across the world. The safety of foodstuffs has become a major issue for all players in the food chain. A single standard with worldwide reach, and including the food safety principles, thus became necessary


What is ISO 22000?

The ISO 22000 standard is the first international standard for implementation of a certified food safety management system. It covers Interactive communication, System Management and Hazard control.

What are the key benefits?

Greater impact on customers

Increased transparency

Streamlined production

Minimization of significant food risks

Effective control of internal processes and minimizing risk of failure

Increased staff motivation by focusing on a job well done

Signal sent about a proactive approach to food safety

Focus kept on your essential challenges


What does IS0 22000 cover?

Interactive communication. The Standard requires the organization to proactively communicate with key stakeholders in order to understand their needs and demands, and inform them of any variances.

System Management. The Standard builds on ISO 9001:2000 to enhance the implementation of effective food safety systems.

Hazard control. An effective system that can control food safety hazards to acceptable levels in end products (or delivered to the next step in the food chain).

Already certified on other standards, what should I focus on?

If your company is certified in compliance with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) or the International Featured Standards (IFS), work will be necessary on in-house and external communication, documented HACCP analysis and the underlying documentation, as well as commitment from top management.

If certified against DS3027, Dutch Criteria for HACCP or similar standards, you will need to focus on in-house and external communication, GMP-like management measures, and acceptable levels for critical parameters.