This ISO 22000:2018 specifies requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain:

  1. a) to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use;
  2. b) to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;
  3. c) to evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and to demonstrate conformity with them;
  4. d) to effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain;
  5. e) to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy;
  6. f) to demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties;
  7. g) to seek certification or registration of its FSMS by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this document.

            The organization shall plan, implement, control, maintain and update the processes needed to meet requirements for the realization of safe products, and to implement the actions determined in 6.1, by:

  1. a) establishing criteria for the processes
  2. b) implementing control of the processes
  3. c) keeping documented information to the extent necessary to facilitate the prevention and/or reduction of contaminants (including food safety hazards) in the products, product processing and work environment.
  • appropriate to the appropriate to the organization and its context with regard to food safety
  • size and type of the operation and the nature of the products being manufactured and/or handled
  • implemented across the entire production system, either as programmes applicable in general or as programmes applicable to a particular product or process;
  • Approved by the food safety team.
  • the applicable part of the ISO/TS 22002 series;
  • b) applicable standards, codes of practice and guidelines, lay-out of premises, including zoning, workspace and employee facilities;

The organization shall verify and test the effectiveness of the traceability system in a defined period within the shelf life of the product.

The organization shall verify the implementation and effectiveness of withdrawals/recalls through the use of appropriate techniques (e.g. mock withdrawal/recall or practice withdrawal/recall) and retain documented information.

The organization shall evaluate the Performance by analysing and evaluating the Monitoring and measurement results, internal audit reports and conducting Management review meeting as per standard requirement

In Improvement analysing the product or process or process environment Non Conformity that raised both internally and externally, Continual Improvement and Updation of FSMS

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