ISO 22000:2018 Certification: Food Safety Management System(FSMS)

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ISO 22000:2018 Certification: Food Safety Management System(FSMS)

ISO 22000 Certification: Food Safety Management System(FSMS)

Stellar is one among the Top ISO 22000 Certification Consultant in Food Safety Management System(FSMS) in India and is regarded as one of the best by all of our clients. Food Safety Management System ISO 22000:2018 specifies requirements for a food safety certification.

A truly international standard for any business in the entire food chain from ‘farm to fork’ and including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients. ISO 22000 is also for companies seeking to integrate their quality, for example ISO 9001, and their food safety management systems

Food safety is linked to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Since food safety hazards can occur at any stage in the food chain it is essential that adequate control be in place. Therefore, a combined effort of all parties through the food chain is required.


ISO 22000 2018 was developed by ISO TC 34 (Technical Committee 34). TC 34 is responsible for food products. ISO 22000 2018 (first edition) was formally approved during 2005 by over 75% of the ISO member bodies who participated in the voting process. ISO published this international standard on September 1, 2005.

WHAT IS ISO 22000?

ISO 22000:2018 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000:2018 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.


Since ISO 22000 food safety management standard, can be used by any organization directly or indirectly involved in the food chain. It does not matter how complex the organization is or what size it is, ISO 22000 can help ensure the safety of its food products.


ISO 22000:2018 specifies requirements to enable an organization to;

  • plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer,
  • demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements,
  • evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction,
  • effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain,
  • ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy,
  • to demonstrate such conformity to relevant interested parties


The ISO 22000 standard will provide a valid basis for regulatory bodies in assessing compliance of systems with respect to operating conditions, processes and products with regulatory standards. In a country like India, where food safety standards are questionable, supplier certification status will gain due significance and certification to the auditable standard will become essential for preferred supplier status. This single international auditable standard will be acceptable in any part of the world and facilitate exports.


ISO 22000 is designed to be used for certification (registration) purposes. In other words, once you have established a food safety management system that meets ISO 22000 requirements, you can ask a registrar to audit your system. If your registrar agrees that you have met the ISO 22000 requirements, it will issue an official certificate that states that your food safety management system meets the ISO 22000 food safety requirements.

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