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ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System (FSMS)


ISO 22000, Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain, was first published in 2005. The standard provides international harmonization in the field of food safety standards, offering a tool to implement HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) throughout the food supply chain.

The goal of ISO 22000 is to control, and reduce to an acceptable level, any safety hazards identified for the end products delivered to the next step of the food chain. (An end product is defined as a product that will not undergo any further processing or transformation by the organization.) The standard combines the following generally-recognized key elements to ensure food safety at all points of the food chain:

ISO 22000:2005 is fully compatible with ISO 9001:2015, so it is suitable for the development of a fully integrated, risk-based management system. This also means that organizations with an existing management system should find it fairly easy to expand its scope to include ISO 22000.

Highlights of the standard:

While similar in philosophy to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, ISO 22000 contains clauses that are specific to the food industry, including:

Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

The global impact of ISO 22000

Prior to ISO 22000, a great number of standards had been developed in different countries, and organizations in the food sector used their own codes to audit their suppliers. The sheer number of standards (and the costs of conforming to all of them), combined with the increased globalization of the food industry, made it nearly impossible to keep up with the different requirements in the global food market. Additionally, food-borne illnesses increased significantly in all markets, resulting in both economic losses and damaged reputations.

Why seek compliance to ISO 22000?

Compliance with the ISO 22000 standard helps organizations in the food industry because it:



ISO 9001:2015

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Steps to ISO/IEC 50001:2011 certification

According to the definition stipulated in ISO 50001 standard, energy can be in various forms, such as electricity, fuels, steam, heat, compressed air and renewable, which can be purchased, stored, treated, used in equipment or in a process, or recovered. The main purpose of adopting an Energy Management System (EnMS) is to enable an organization to improve its energy performance, which generally includes energy use, energy efficiency and energy consumption, in a systematic approach.

Energy Management System (EnMS) offers a systematic approach and a recognized framework to monitor and reduce the energy consumption in all types of organizations including industrial, commercial, hospitality and health care.

Benefits for implementing an EnMS:

  • Significant financial savings and profitability can be achieved through energy efficiency and reduced operational and overhead costs;

  • Increase understanding of energy use and consumption through defined methods and processes of data collection;

  • Demonstrate to stakeholders your commitment to environmental preservation, as well as cost reduction and profitablity.