ISO 22000:2005

(ISO 22000:2018 starts from 4500/-.)

The food safety is one of the most primary concerns for the companies that are conducting the manufacturing, processing and handling of the food products. The companies need to ensure that they maintain the best level of food safety and hygiene so that they could ensure that the consumers are delivered the best quality of products. The ISO 22000:2005 certification is a mandatory certification or food processing and manufacturing companies that help in easy monitoring the quality of the products. The standard is used for implementation of a food safety management system that is efficient enough to provide the best quality to the products. The standard is designed to provide an efficient food safety management system that helps the manufacturers on ensuring the implementation of best manufacturing and quality assurance processes. When the ISO 22000:2005 certificate is granted to a company then it means that the products offered by the company are of best level of quality and are safe for the human consumptions. 

Following are the key elements of ISO 22000

  • Involvement of the management team: It’s not about only the Food Safety handling by the quality department rather it is a top management issue. This ISO 22000 focuses on the involvement of the management team, which has to develop overall policy.
  • Communication: because food safety hazards may be introduced at any stage of the food chain so interactive communication both upstream and downstream is essential. In addition, internal communication is a key element of avoiding misunderstandings and minimizing risks. A common vocabulary can be a vital and great help in this connection.
  • The HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point) principles: ISO 22000 combines the recognization of HACCP principles with prerequisite programmes. The hazard analysis overall determines a strong strategy and the prerequisite programmes set up an action plan.
  • System management: ISO 22000 always relies on a structured management system based on relevant parts of ISO 9001. And it is possible to integrate them into one management system together with ISO 14001.

requirements of ISO 22000

All that ISO 22000 need is you build a Food Safety Management system. This concluded that you have a documented system in place and fully implemented throughout your facility that includes:

  • Effective and efficient Pre-requisite Programs in place to ensure a clean sanitary environment is relevant.
  • A hazard analysis and the Critical control plan developed to identify, side by side prevent and eliminate food safety hazards,
  • Established documented food safety management system processes to manage food safety throughout your organization – from management and business planning aspects to day to day communication and operations affecting food safety.

Benefits of having ISO 22000 are as follows

  • Increase the profits
  • Control and eliminate food safety risks
  • Continually improve the processes needed to provide safe food
  • Built customer’s confidence on your ability to  control any food safety hazards
  • Ensure sustainable food safety
  • Promote international trade

Documents required for ISO 22000

  • Incorporation Certificate of Organisation or GST Registration certificate
  • Scope of working
  • Copy of Invoices for any purchase or sale
  • Contact Details of owner 
  • Any other document as required time to time.

Following are the process of ISO 22000 Certification:

  • Making an application to an accredited ISO certification body
  • Defining the certification scope
  • Initial assessment to verify that the basic structure of the management system is implemented.
  • Certification audit
  • Surveillance audits-it includes the verification of continuous improvement, closure of nonconformities from previous audits, conformance to the standards etc
  • Re-certification after three years.

Frequently Asked Questions

ISO Certification is a seal of approval from a 3rd party body that a company runs to one of the internationally recognised ISO management systems. The certification can be used to tender for business as a proof of a company’s credibility but also to install confidence in the potential client that you will keep your promises.

The International standard supports its own benefits within every industry, however, the common benefits across the certifications include widened market potential, compliance to procurement tenders, improved efficiency and cost savings, a higher level of customer service, and therefore satisfaction, and heightened staff morale and motivation. By having a recognized management standard it tells your customers that you are serious about their needs.

On providing the correct documents and information of business you can obtain the final certificate within 2-3 working Days.

When you get ISO certified you will receive a certificate bearing a unique certificate number. Using such unique number over accreditation’s body website you can verify that your business is an ISO certified entity.

For customers, the worldwide compatibility of technology which is achieved when products and services are based on International Standards brings them an increasingly wide choice of offers, and they also benefit from the effects of competition among suppliers.

ISO 9001 is a quality management system that can be integrated into any business. It is focused on ensuring the business delivers a consistent level of quality to its customers by having well defined and regularly reviewed processes and procedures. The system fully integrates within the existing business procedures and becomes part of the culture within the organisation. Eventually a business will not perform a task to conform to the ISO 9001, it will perform the task for the good of the business. The system covers eight main business principles which are: Customer focus Leadership Involvement of people Process approach System approach to management Continual improvement Factual approach to decision making Mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

The system promotes efficient management of sensitive corporate information, highlighting vulnerabilities to ensure it is adequately protected against potential threats. It encompasses people, process and IT systems. An ISO 27001 certification can be achieved by any business of any size, in any given sector, which is looking to increase and enhance the company’s security of its data.

IAF stands for International accreditation forum which continuously monitors and improvises the international standards and it also educates accredited bodies about Standards. IAF ISO certifications are accepted worldwide.

ISO audit is the basic tool to check the quality process system to ensure that organisation is following the requirements as prescribed. Once you take an ISO certification, ISO audit needs to be done on an annual basis.

Definitely. The revised version of the standard is as relevant to small as well as large organisations. Irrespective of your size, it will enable you to drive improvement in your business and increase customer satisfaction.

ISO itself, does not issue any certificates. This task is performed by external certification bodies. Thus, start out by searching for certification bodies or you can contact us.

ISO certification costs differ based on the certification body, the size of the company and the level of its operations and proceedings. There are also audit costs in some cases. At ISO starts from Rs 2000/- only.

As business becomes ever more competitive, ISO Certification can be a cost-effective means to demonstrate to customers that quality assurance is of paramount importance to your organization. A recent study of various organizations’ with ISO Certification revealed an increase in turnover, sales, customer satisfaction and savings.

There are so many management standards, therefore finding the ones that are right for your business can sometimes be confusing. The best place to start is ISO 9001 quality management, as this is the core standard that most of the other well-known standards are based on. It’s focused on customer service and ensuring your customer receives the service they want, at a time that’s relevant for a cost that’s fair. Based on your company’s activities there may be additional ‘bolt on’ standards that might complement the business i.e. as waste and recycling company may benefit from the ISO 14001 environmental management as this is a fundamental element for their industry, or a manufacturing business might benefit from the ISO 45001 health and safety as they use lots of heavy machinery which could have risks associated. The best way to find out which standards are most relevant is to contact us today and let us know about your business. We can then send you the details of the standard/s most relevant to your company. We are here to solve it for you, contact us and we will let you know the appropriate ISO standard for you.

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