ISO 22000:2005 is applicable to all organisations that are involved in food processes and wish to ensure that their systems consistently provide safe products.
This standard enables such businesses to demonstrate clearly their ability to control food safety hazards, ensuring that food is safe for human consumption.
Planning, implementing, operating and maintaining a food management system that ensures products are safe for their consumer, while demonstrating compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements is integral to this standard.
Enabling evaluation and assessment of customer requirements, ISO 22000 enables organisations to enhance their levels of customer satisfaction.
Effectively communicating food safety issues to suppliers and customers within the food chain, ISO 22000 provides assurance that the business concerned conforms to its stated food safety policy.
There are distinct advantages to implementing a food safety management system. One example of this is the way that small to medium sized enterprises can benefit from the increased ability to obtain business in the global market, by participating in cross-border food supply chains.
Offering a clear pathway for good practice worldwide, ISO 22000:2005 provides a single management system into which the specific requirements of global food retailer organisations may also be incorporated.