The basic approach of the ISO 22000 Standard is the implementation of a preventive system in organizations that has been developed to prevent the consumer from being exposed to food-borne diseases, and that keeps all processes in the food chain under control, together with all their influences such as infrastructure, personnel and equipment.
As a result;
Food safety is concerned with the presence and levels of hazards arising from food at the point of consumption. Adequate control in the food chain is essential, as food safety hazards can arise at any stage of the food chain. Therefore, food safety is the joint responsibility of all parties involved in the food chain.
Mistakes in food supply can lead to violations, bad reputation, malnutrition, poor quality produce, reduced earnings, human suffering, death.
ISO 22000 eliminates weak links in the food chain, minimizing food-borne hazards and ensuring the integrity of the food chain’s safety.
ISO 22000 has scientific meaning for those involved in food processing, production, storage, distribution of food and food products, where the system is adopted and implemented.
The purpose of ISO 22000 for the Food Safety Management System is to ensure food safety and security.
ISO 22000 can be implemented on its own or in combination with other management system standards such as ISO 9001.
What are the Benefits of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System?
It provides more effective and dynamic food safety hazard control.
It helps to reduce food-borne diseases.
Increases customer loyalty and satisfaction.
Provides systematic management and control of prerequisite programs.
It reduces the cost of poor quality by preventing issues such as product return.
It provides support and organization of communication between all links of the food industry chain.
It provides resource optimization and increases in personnel competence.
It contributes to the improvement of the working environment.
It facilitates the improvement and monitoring of documentation.
It provides better planning.
It ensures that the problems encountered in official audits are minimized.
It ensures compliance with laws.
It contributes to prove the attention to food safety to customers and increase market share.
As a supplier, it ensures harmony with other organizations in foreign markets and more effective marketing in the foreign market.
There is an increase in potential for economic growth and development.
Who Can Use/Apply the ISO 22000 Standard?
ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Standard; It can be used by all organizations directly or indirectly involved in the food chain, including:
Farms, fishermen and dairy farms,
Meat, fish and food businesses,
Bread, cereals, soft drinks, canned and frozen food manufacturers,
Restaurants, fast food chains, hospitals and hotels and mobile food vendors,
Food preservation and distribution companies, companies that supply food processing equipment, food additives, food raw materials, packaging materials and sterilization facilities.
In summary, every institution and organization that is involved in the food industry or has close-to-close contact with this industry; It must partially or fully implement the demands of the ISO 22000 Standard.