Food Safety

Food Safety Management System

What is ISO HACCP / ISO 22000 FSMS?

imagesHazard Analysis and Critical Central Point (HACCP) / ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System is a process control system designed to identify and prevent microbial and other hazards in food production and entire food chain. HACCP includes steps designed to prevent problems before they occur and to correct deviations through a systematic way as soon as they are detected.

Such preventive control systems with documentation and verification are widely recognized by scientific authorities and international organizations as the most effective approach available for producing safe food.

HACCP / ISO 22000 enables the producers, processors, distributors, exporters, etc, of food products to utilize technical resources efficiently and in a cost effective manner in assuring food safety.

The ISO 22000:2005 standard outlines Food Safety Management System Requirements for any organization in the food chain, and is one of a family of standards focused at the development, implementation and improvement of a food safety management system.

Who should use ISO 22000:2005?

Since ISO 22000 is a generic food safety management standard it can be used by any organization directly or indirectly involved in the food chain including- Farms, Fisheries and Dairies, Processors of Meats, Fish and Feed, including Manufacturers of soups, snacks, bread, cereal, beverages, canned and frozen food, etc as well as food service providers such as restaurants, fast food chains, hospitals and hotels.

Supporting services should not be forgotten and providers of food transportation storage and distribution, catering services as well as product suppliers for equipment, additives, raw materials, cleaning and sanitizing products, packaging. In short if your products touch the food industry or the food we eat, part or all of the ISO 22000 requirements will apply.

The Benefits of implementing ISO HACCP / ISO 22000 FSMS

 A preventative approach to food safety

Can help identify process improvements & reduced customer complaints

Reduces the need for, and the cost of end product testing

Is complementary to quality management systems such as ISO 9000

Provides evidence of due diligence & reduces the likelihood of product recall & adverse publicity

Enhances customer satisfaction / reduces dissatisfaction

Facilitates better understanding of food packaging safety issues throughout the organization

Improves staff performance through the promotion of team spirit & improves staff morale and motivation through a cleaner working environment

A clear, auditable, global standard providing a framework to bring together all parts of your Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Demonstrates commitment to customer satisfaction

Tests compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and your own systems through internal audits and management reviews

Improves internal and external communications

Improves your organizations image

Links pre-requisite programs (PRP’s & OPRP’s), HACCP with the Plan-Do-Study-Act philosophies of ISO9001 to increase the effectiveness of your food management system

Requires regular testing of data integrity / lot recall programs and process audits

Aligns with other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001)

HACCP Principles

The standard approach to HACCP is that specified by the Codex Alimentarius, 1997, and follows 7 basic principles:

Conduct a hazard analysis.

Determine the critical control points.

Establish critical limits.

Establish a system to monitor control of the CCP.

Establish the corrective action to be taken when monitoring indicates that a particular CCP is not under control.

Establish procedures for verification to confirm that the HACCP system is under control.

Establish documentation concerning all procedures and records appropriate to these principles and their application.

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