ISO 22000 Conformance
The ability for a company to say "ISO 22000 certified" is a requirement for many organizations in the food chain that need to demonstrate that they have a food safety management system in place to control food safety hazards to ensure food products are safe at the time of human consumption.
The ISO 22000 standard contains the requirements for a food safety management system designed to insure that a company's products meet its customer's expectations, however successfully implementing the standard brings challenges.
Do these problems sound familiar?
I am not ready to pass an ISO 22000 audit.
I can’t find the correct documentation.
It is too difficult to develop the right document.
My document does not meet the requirements of the ISO 22000 standard.
My company spends too much money on conformance efforts.
My company is not able to keep up with changes to documents.
Organizations seeking registration to ISO 22000 must be able to must successfully execute the following:
- Development of “audit ready” documentation – Solid documentation must include a food safety policy, procedures and instructions covering the requirements in the standards with traceability to the stated requirements and objective evidence to support that the documentation is being followed.
- Plan, implement, operate and maintain a food safety management system meeting the requirements of this International Standard and be able to demonstrate conformity not only to the standard, but also to any applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements.
- Enforce document control – Successful document control means that you can do the following things well: Revision control, document access, routing, approval and change impact analysis. Besides control, a document must be easy to find and retrieve by the intended user of its contents.