About ISO 22000-Food Safety Management Systems

ISO 22000:2005 is a Food Safety Management Systems, recognized as an international certification standard. The standard outlines Food safety management system requirements for any organization in the food chain and is one of a family of standards focused at the development, implementation and improvement of a food safety management system.

 

The objective of the ISO 22000 is to control and reduce at the most acceptable level of any identified hazards for the end products which are being delivered and distributed. 

 

HACCP is a preventive system for assuring the safe production of food products. The application of HACCP is based on technical and scientific principles that assure food safety. An ideal application would include all processes from the farm to the table. The principle of HACCP can be applied to food production, meat slaughter and processing, shipping and distribution, food service and in home preparation.

 

The most important aspect of HACCP is that it is a preventative system rather than an inspection system of controlling food safety hazards. Prevention of hazards cannot be accomplished by end product inspection and controlling the production process with HACCP offers the best approach. The application of HACCP is systematic because structured hazard analysis and implementation are provided.

 

The assurance of safety comes from the process of identifying the hazards, establishing controls for the identified hazards, monitoring the controls and periodically verifying that the system works.

Main Highlights

The ISO 22000 standard and HACCP outlines and combines generalized criteria’s which are recognized to be the key elements to ensure food safety management, including:

 

  • Internal and external interactive communication;
  • System management at all levels within the organization from the staff to the customers and third-parties involved.
  • Overall control of food safety hazards through prerequisite programs with the combined HACCP plans for successful implementations.
  • Continual improvement programs are being implemented and maintained for the food safety management system throughout the organization.
  • It integrates and reinforces the hazard analysis and critical control point system which creates a very effective food safety management system. 

 

 

Brief about the ISO standard

ISO 22000

Adapted from the ISO standard: ISO 22000:2005

 

ISO 22000:2005 is an international food safety standard certification, accomplished and can be achieved through the ISO certifying bodies worldwide. Its primary focus is to achieve requirements for food safety control systems.

 

ISO 22000 certification can be used by all the types of organizations which are involved in the Food supply chain. It helps and continuously improves the business, quality and food safety system control and risk analysis

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    A preventative approach to food safety management which can help the organization to identify the processes improvements and reduce the cost of end product testing.

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    Is complementary to Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9000 and aligns with the ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems.

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    It provides evidence of due diligence & reduces the likelihood of product recall & adverse publicity which can cost save on any future incidents and complaints.

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    It shall increase the customer satisfaction which will demonstrate commitment to customer satisfaction. The standard is aimed on reducing the customer’s dissatisfaction as well.

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    Facilitates better understanding of food packaging safety issues throughout the organization that could be implemented at all levels.

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    Improves staff performance through the promotion of team spirit & improves staff morale and motivation through a safer food processes and cleaner working environment.

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    A clear, auditable, global standard providing a framework to bring together all parts of your Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to provide a better quality to the consumers.

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    Tests compliances with the statutory and regulatory requirements are well maintained and monitored to avoid any future non-conformances.


BAS 4P methodology is the way of standardizing the client process and procedure in a systematic way. The 4P enables BAS and client to go through a series of activities that leads to certifications. The 4P methodology deeply analyze and reviews the process and procedure within the organization and improves overall performance of the organization and finally get certified. 
BAS implements the following activities.

 

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PREPARE

Understand the context

  • Capture and review business goals to understand the context and client.
  • Determine goals of the assessment of the client by questionnaire, interviews etc.
  • Identify key stakeholders.
  • Determine the scope (functional areas, geographical coverage etc) and timeline.
  • Finalize scope, timeline and resource needs.
  • Confirm approach and seek client commitment.
  • Mobilize the Assessment project team.
  • Schedule interviews.
  • Hold a kick-off meeting.
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PERFORM

Gather Data

  • Gather and Analyze/Review existing documentation, portals, past audit reports, forms, metrics, data etc and understand how the operations is compliance with standards.
  • Conduct interviews and workshops.
  • Document survey results and preliminary ratings if any.
  • Document preliminary findings.
  • Assess environment and, gaining evidentiary support from interviews and documents.
  • Identify key issues and challenges and seek agreements from stakeholders
  • Implement and improve process and procedures

 

PRESENT

Develop Recommendations

  • Identify opportunities to overcome identified issues and/or reach maturity levels.
  • Prioritize alternatives.
  • Develop recommendations and near-term timeline.
  • Prepare final report.
  • Preview final report with stakeholders and update as required.
  • Present final report.

 

PURSUE

Continual Improvement 

  • Follow up with the organization and analyze the how the organization is compliance with the standards
  • Check with the organization that the standards are being implemented and maintained.
  • Evaluate the continual fulfillment and improvement of all the required and relevant documents.

 

Certification Details

 

BAS is a versatile ISO certification body, with various industrial expertise and strong exposures in the field of Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental, Service Management and Information Security Management. We provide reliable services in the UK, Middle East, India and Other countries.

 

We at BAS with our veteran assessors provide you with certification which provides value for your management system. Many clients around the world have greatly benefited through our exemplary service. 

 

The following are the steps in this phase we do as part of certification

 

Contract signature

BAS representative sends out an application which is a questionnaire to the organization which is the applicant for the Certification.

Once BAS receives the filled in application, the BAS representative sends an official quote to the applicant for approval.

 

Pre-audit (optional):

Gap analysis and diagnosis of your systems current position against requirements of the standard - A pre-certification audit is a high level evaluation indicating where your company currently stands in compliance with specific standards before the main certification audit. 

 

Audit Stage 1- Initial Visit: to verify the establishment and implementation of the basic structure of your Management System

 

BAS will carry out a Document review Assessment of the clients Management System according to the requirements of  Standard in order to establish to what extent the System addresses the requirements of the standard and if a subsequent Initial Assessment for Accredited Certificate is likely to result in successful certification at an early stage, by which usually companies take the necessary corrective/preventive actions as appropriate and prior to the Initial Assessment. The Pre-audit should not be considered as a Consultancy Service

 

Audit Stage 2 - Certification audit (certificate issued after successful certification audit)

 

The principal purpose of the Initial Assessment is to audit the Companys Management Systems for compliance with the the standard. Please note that Initial Assessment is the obligatory service.   In this phase if there are any opportunities for improvements identified BAS auditors would report them in the interest of the organization.  

 

Surveillance audits to follow the continual improvement

 

It is also an obligatory service; BAS will perform Surveillance Visit approximately after every year i.e. a total of 3 Surveillance Visits will be performed every year during the 3 years validation period of the Certificate. Such routine surveillance Visits are performed to ensure the continuous compliance of your Management System to the requirements of  Standards.

 

Re-certification after 3 years through full audit or continual assessment.

What we do?

  • BAS can assist your organization to acquire any relevant ISO certifications in UAE which is well-known internationally. It will generate additional business opportunities, exhibit the organizations compliance and commitment to the best-practices in any industries in order to be more competitive in todays market.
  • We at BAS with our veteran assessors provide you with certification which provides value for your management system. Many clients around the world have greatly benefited through our exemplary service.
  • When you choose BAS as your certification partner you stand to gain monetarily in your business by our straight forward assessment. The overall aim of certification is to give confidence to all parties that a management system fulfills specified requirements. The value of certification is the degree of public confidence and trust that is established by an Impartial and competent assessment by a third party. 
  • With BAS, you will have the capability to deliver on the promises you make this helps you to enhance your     reputation, creates confidence in your capabilities, substantiates claims and differentiates your     organization; 
  • With BAS,  Obtains the full tangible benefits and value of your management systems this helps you to     link assessment system benefits to financial performance or improvements in effectiveness     and efficiency that help drive your business forward in  measurable and verifiable ways; and develops your capability to better manage a range of non-financial risks. 
  • As an integral part of this process, BAS will evaluate the relevance of the quality objectives against the analysis of stakeholder expectations and strategic goals of the company. We will assess the capability of the management system in controlling the defined processes. We will assess the effectiveness of the management decision making in respect to this data and, on the basis of this assessment, we will help senior management identify any changes required to support continual improvement. 
  • Providing more opportunities for improvements than just performing a compliance audit against the standards requirements.  
  • Understand the local culture and working patterns of the clients will facilitate better communication and understanding between BAS and the clients.
  • BAS possesses resources who have the knowledge and skills of multiple standards such as ISO 20000, ISO 27001, SKEA for eg., in Abu Dhabi for Business Excellence programs etc.,. This greatly helps the clients to have better inputs as the standards can be applied in an integrated way and the auditors can provide a holistic feedback. 
  • BAS has offices around the world and the auditors  have access to the knowledge from all around the global parts which will be helpful to the clients as they can have a better understanding and more practical suggestions from BAS auditors.
  • BAS location advantage within the Emirates on the following: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharja, Ajman, Ras Al Kaimah and Fujairah (We have successfully completed many and different projects locally and also internationally).
  • BAS strongly promotes and implements the facilitations on the relevant Management System not only for the sake of certification but to really make a difference in the processes and procedures that will be implemented throughout any organization.
  • BAS consist of some project members which are also EFQM International Assessors this can add value to the assignment as Abu Dhabi government is highly recommending Organizational Excellence program across Abu Dhabi Emirate (and UAE).

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