ISO 22000 is an International standard that provides the requirements for establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of a Food Safety Management System.
No. Not necessarily. Any Organization in the food chain from feed producers to being served to the consumers can get certified to ISO 22000. These include feed producers, food producers, food packers, food distributors, food retail and restaurants.
ISO 22000:2005 is the latest version of ISO 22000
Upon successful completion of the ISO documentation audit and ISO Implementation audit, the certification body issues the ISO 22000 certificate for 3 years. After certification, there will be a surveillance audit each at the end of the first and second years. The next year will be the Re-certification audit.
The ISO 22000 family of International Standards addresses food safety management.
The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain..