Keeping food safe involves the combined effort of every single player in the food production chain, from farm to fork. This means everyone needs to speak the same language and adhere to the same rules. ISO 22000 is an internationally recognized scheme in the food industry, and now a new guidance has just been published to help users get the most out of it.
Published jointly by ISO and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the new handbook ISO 22000:2018 – Food safety management systems – A practical guide provides in-depth and practical information to help organizations more effectively implement a food safety management system (FSMS) in accordance with ISO 22000:2018.
Having such a system can bring enormous benefits to any organization involved in food production, as it can help to reduce the risk of contamination and harm to the end consumer. However, putting it in place is not always a simple task and can involves significant amount of time and effort.
This new handbook is designed to help the food sector prepare and implement an FSMS according to the ISO 22000:2018 requirements and guide them through the various tasks, thus making the process smoother and more effective.
ISO 22000:2018 – Food safety management systems – A practical guide also provides information about the certification process, which will be helpful to any organization seeking to obtain certification or wanting to learn about the ISO 22000 certification process. It is available for purchase from your national ISO member or the ISO Store.
Extra guidance on food safety. (2021, March 9). ISO. https://www.iso.org/news/ref2639.html