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Food Safety Management System

ISO 22000 is an internationally recognized standard that combines the ISO 9001 approach to food safety management and HACCP for the assurance of food safety at all levels.

The ISO 22001 standard outlines requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) to enable an organization to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use. All requirements of the standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations in the food chain.

ISO 22000 covers the key components for ensuring food safety including interactive communication, system management, implementation of pre-requisite programs and the continual review and improvement of the system.

Benefits of Food Safety Management System include

Few of the benefits of implementing FSMS include

  • Flexibility, allowing it to be applied to all organizations in the food supply chain, thus encouraging cooperation in addressing food safety hazards
  • Demonstrates an organization’s commitment to food safety
  • Effective management of food safety risks through implementation of HACCP principles
  • Stakeholders, customers trust as a result of effective implementation of food safety management system
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements such as Food Safety Act and others
  • Integration of multiple standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, IATF 16949, AS 9100, etc.)

Consulting Methodology

A proven Food Safety Management System development and implementation approach should be used based on project management methodologies. A structured approach should be used for defining project plans, specific responsibilities and verification of results. The result will be a development and implementation strategy that is more efficient and provides for first time compliance or registration to the ISO 22000 requirements.

Following phases are involved in development and implementation of an effective Food Safety Management System

  • Development of Project Plan
  • Review and Gap Assessment
  • Process Mapping and Management System Development
  • Management System Implementation
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review

Benefits of FSMS Consulting include

Best practices and depth of knowledge and experience significantly impacts the FSMS design and ability to meet the organizations’ business goals. An experienced consultant helps your organization live and own the FSMS and operate it at its optimal level.

Following can be some of the benefits of having and experienced consultant for development of management system

  • An effective and reliable management system
  • Increased objectivity and impartiality
  • Reduced number of operational process defects
  • Increasing business opportunities
  • Reduced FSMS development and implementation time
  • FSMS designed to suit the organization and your customers’ requirements