ISO 22000 Certification
What Is ISO 22000?
Food Safety Management System
FSMS ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System is an internationally recognized standard and provides the best framework in setting up food safety management system where an organization in food chain needs to demonstrate its ability , identify & control the food safety hazards in order to ensure that the food is safe for human consumption. ISO 22000 is comprised of HACCP and some core elements of ISO 9001.
Mostly international and local retail stores evaluate the system of their food suppliers on the parameters of ISO 22000 even they waive their own audits if company has the ISO 22000 certification. It is a voluntary standard. Mostly international corporations, retailers and Govt. regulatory authorities code of conduct requirements are derived from this standard, if any organization implements this standard, it will automatically fulfil the expectations of their customers and stakeholders regarding food safety management system. ISO 22000 certification can also help the organization to grow in new markets.
ISO 22000:2018 is the current version of ISO 22000 standard and it is a part of ISO family. ISO The International Organization for the Standardization is a non-profit organization and does not conduct audits itself. Most of the countries have formed their own accreditation bodies to authorize the certification bodies. Accreditation and certification bodies charge fee against their services. Accredited certificate issued by any of accredited certification body is accepted worldwide.
Benefits of ISO 22000:2018
- Demonstrate your commitment to food safety
- Increased efficiency and cost saving
- Control & eliminate the food safety risks
- Ensure sustainable food safety management system
- Helpful to build customer’s confidence
- Reduction in food safety incident cost
- Compliance with legal and Codex HACCP principles
- Internationally recognized harmonized standard for controlling food safety hazards
- Helpful to enroll as a vendor for retail stores
- Globally accepted standard
- Helpful in attracting new customers
- Helpful to retain the confidence of existing customers
- Acceptable for International organizations
ISO 22000 Certification Process
After finalization of agreement with client, experts of Quality Systems visit at client’s premises and conduct the complete gap analysis of existing system against the ISO 22000 standard and discuss the gap report to the management, identified gaps could be in documents, implementation, employee’s awareness, statutory and regulatory compliances. We commence work according to the agreed timelines as per final gap report and proceed for the audit once all the documentation, implementation, and other requirements are done. Our technical team provides complete assistance, support and cooperation throughout the process to make certification audit successful in first attempt.
An ISO 22000 certificate is not awarded once-and-for-all but must be renewed before expiry of the certificate. After applying for the audit to the certification body, they conduct the initial audits in two stages; first is Stage one audit and second is Stage two audit. After the successful conduction of audit, certification body issues the certificate of validity of one year till next yearly surveillance audit thus in three years of certification cycle, certification body conducts two surveillance audits with one year of intervals. Basically audit will be conducted every year in the period of three years. After completion of three years of audit cycle re-audit will be conducted to continue the process of certification.
Cost of ISO 22000 Certification
Charges of ISO 22000 certification can not be flat or same for every organization, please contact us in this regard.
Why Quality Systems
Quality Systems is working with the team of qualified and experienced consultants and trainers having vast industrial experience, most of our consultants are also lead auditors who are aware to the expectations of auditors from your management system during the audit. Quality systems is assisting across the world to implement and achieve the ISO 22000 certification. Our consultation methodology is highly professional, time bound and effective and we always add value to the business process of the client’s organization.
Our ISO 22000 complete package comprised on following segments such as training, implementation, consultation, gap analysis, documentation, internal audits, pre assessment, certification audit through world’s most recognized accredited certification body and post certification enhancement / maintenance services to enable your organization to get the best outcome of ISO 22000 food safety management system. Our services are globally accepted, authoritative and benchmarked in the field of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System.