A food safety management system (FSMS) is a management system that focuses on driving and improving food safety performance, legal compliance and enhancement of consumer confidence through identifying and managing food safety related hazards. While HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point) technique and certification was introduced in the last two decades, ISO 22000 requires organization to establish food safety policy and objectives; establish Prerequisites programmes (PRP); perform hazard analysis, establish operational PRPs and HACCP; tracking performance through monitoring and measurement; implement corrective action and conducting management review. In essence, it consists of the following clauses:
- Clause 4 Food Safety Management System
- Clause 5 Management Responsibility
- Clause 6 Resource Management
- Clause 7 Planning and Realization of Safe Products
- Clause 8 Validation, verification and improvement of FSMS
(ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001)
ISO 22000 is a requirement standard which means organizations can be certified to it. It is generic in nature and is applicable to organizations of various sizes and background, and different roles along the food chain.
26,847 ISO 22000 certificates have been awarded in 142 countries by end 2013.
In order to capitalize the full offer of ISO 22000, organizations shall acquire an accurate understanding of the requirements and the intent of the standard. They shall perform a gap analysis to determine the status of the organization compared to the certification requirements. From top management to front line staff, all levels of staff shall acquire an appropriate level of understanding of the standard. Top management commitment is a critical success factor. Work on a realistic plan and not the least, ensure a strong buy-in from everybody.
HKV offers a full range of improvement based HACCP and ISO 22000 training courses and certification services to address your needs.
Apart from enhancement in creditability through third party certification, an effective HACCP or ISO 22000 management system shall deliver the following inherent benefits:
- Sustainable food safety performance and improving consumer confidence;
- Platform for process and management control and improvement;
- Improved communication along the food chain;
- Facilitate compliance with legal and Codex HACCP principles; and
- Reduction in food safety incidents and cost.
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HKV training courses are designed to offer different levels of staff the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to develop, implement, maintain and improve an effective management system.
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