ISO 22000 specifies the requirements to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a documented food safety management system, where an organization in the food chain industry needs to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
"The requirements specified in ISO 22000 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity, including organizations directly or indirectly involved in one or more of the steps in the food chain." - PECB
To ensure food safety along the food chain, ISO 22000 combined the following generally recognized key elements:
- Interactive communication
- System management
- Prerequisite programmes (PRPs)
- Principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
However, the 2018 version adds the general management principles to the previously isolated food safety principles of an FSMS:
- Customer focus
- Engagement of people
- Process approach
- Evidence-based decision making
- Relationship management
This Process Street checklist prepares the company for meeting ISO 22000 requirements before the actual certification audit.
By going through the checklist, you will identify areas of improvement concerning processes and procedures, as well as verifying if customer’s product requirements are adequately researched, established, and implemented.
This checklist does not cover every aspect of ISO 22000 certification, that is to say, clauses 4-8. Rather, It is designed to take you through all general requirements. We highly recommend seeking out expert assistance to guide you through the entire certification process.
For best results, users are encouraged to edit the checklist and modify the contents to best suit their use cases, as it cannot provide specific guidance on the particular risks and controls applicable to every situation.
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