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Importance of Food Safety – ISO 22000 Certification

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Importance of Food Safety – ISO 22000 Certification

We all know that food is a necessity for all human beings for survival – if the food we consumed is not safe – it leads potential to life at Risk. So, everyone knows the importance of Food Safety for survival.

To keep the Food we consumed safe – we have to look into all aspects of Food Safety i.e entire the Food Supply chain – if the entire food supply chain (Farming to consuming the food) marinating Food Safety then we can assure that Food is safe to consume, that will not affect adversely to our health.

Factors that affect the Food Safety

There are various factors that affect the Food Safety of the products, some of the key factors are given below (but not limited)

  • Awareness and Knowledge about the Food Safety
  • Contaminations of Hazards
  • Handling of Food and Food Products
  • Storage & Preservations – Transportations
  • Health Condition of the person handling the Food/ Food Products
  • Equipment/ Machinery / Utensils – – used for Processing / Preparation of food / Food products
  • Environment – where Food is processed or prepared

These factors are not limited to Food Safety attention – apart from these factors – there may be some other factors – which could affect food safety – which can vary from organization to organization considering their product and services. But These are the key factor that most affects Food Safety if it is not managed properly in the context of Food Safety.

Importance of Food Safety – ISO 22000 Certification

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed to Food Safety Management System Standard- ISO 22000:2018. This ISO 22000 Standard has been developed by ISO   as standard business practices of Food Safety Management Systems – All the requirements said in this ISO 22000 Standard are generic in nature – which can be applicable to any organization that is in a Food Supply chain business (Farming / Manufacturing /processing / Storage/ Transportation/ Servicing / Packing / Delivery etc.)

Overview of Requirements of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Standards

Some of the Key requirements of the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management system are given below for reference, but it is not limited. There are some other requirements in FSMS, where the organization may look in the ISO 22000 Standard considering the nature of activities of the organization.

Establishing the food safety policy and procedures

Objectives of the food safety management system and planning to achieve them


Work Environment

Awareness and Training

Preparation of the flow diagrams

Prerequisite programs (PRPs)

Traceability System

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Hazard Analysis

Hazard Identification and determination of acceptable levels

Hazard control plan (HACCP/OPRP plan)

Validation of control measure

Determination of critical limits and action criteria

Monitoring systems at CCPs and for OPRPs

Handling of potentially unsafe products


Apart from these requirements, the organization is advisable to First Look at HACCP requirements and implement the HACCP in the organization along with the ISO 22000 requirements.  Which will help the organization to have better Food Safety Management in the organization.

Food Safety Management System-ISO 22000 Certification

Once the organization completed the implementation of the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System in the organization. Then they can contact to accredited ISO Certification Body for ISO 22000 Certification in the organization.

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