International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published
the new standard – Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements
for any organization in the food chain.
There has been a
continuous increase in consumer demand for safe food. This has
led to the development of various foods safety standards. The
growing number of national standards has led to confusion.
Consequently, there is a need for international harmonization
and ISO aims to meet this need with ISO 22000:-
standard is complimentary to ISO9001, in that ISO 22000
addresses specifically the issues relating to food safety and
uses an approach that can be integrated with that of ISO 9001.
ISO 22000 is not a replacement for ISO 9001, however businesses
in the food sector may see it as having greater commercial
importance to their business than ISO 9001, particularly as
there is increasing pressure on the food industry to demonstrate
that it is effectively managing food safety, following the
highly publicized food scares around the world.
22000:2018stands for food safety management system. It is a
prevention-based food safety system that identifies and prevents
microbial, chemical and other hazards in the food based