This guide is intended to provide you with an introduction to ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain.
The ISO 22000:2005 family is a series of standards for organizations in the food chain. This guide refers to the requirements needed to develop a food safety management system.
The benefits of implementing ISO 22000:2005 include:
• A clear, auditable and global standard, which provides a state of the art definition of a food safety management system.
• Incorporating the five preliminary steps and seven principles of Codex HACCP
• Enhancing customer satisfaction
• Improving your image with customers
• Improving internal communications on food safety issues with staff
• A direct link between pre-requisite programs and the HACCP plan designed to increase the effectiveness of the food safety management system
• Providing an approach and structure in alignment with both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004.