The world wide known ISO 22000 defines the food safety management systems issued by the International Organization for Standardization. The standard is applicable to all organizations in the food chain.
Today, due to consumers’ increasing awareness and amendments in national food legislations about producing “healthier and safer food”, old fashioned food processing and consumer presentation approaches, have changed significantly, and Food Safety has become the most important social agenda item in recent years.
From a narrow perspective, Food Safety is a concept that is used in the sense that food is prepared for its intended use and does not harm consumers when consumed. In a broader sense, it is a scientific systematic cycle that defines the processing, preparation, storage and final consumption of foods in a way to prevent biological, physical and chemical agents that cause foodborne deseases. Safe food refers to food products that are made ready for consumption while preserving the quality to prevent spoiling and contamination.
The world wide known ISO 22000 defines the food safety management systems issued by the International Organization for Standardization. The standard is applicable to all organizations in the food chain. Food producers, food packaging manufacturers, food stores, logistics firms, catering producers, hotels, restaurants, food sterilization companies and animal feed producers can be certified according to ISO 22000 standard.
In today’s highly globalized world, the risks for suppliers are increasing, and as a consequence of the fact that the level of food security changes from country to country, managing these risks is becoming more and more complicated.
For all these reasons, having an accurate food safety system and validating it with a reliable global organization and, more importantly, helping to manage food safety throughout the supply chain will provide the protection of consumers and your brands.
Today, there are many food safety standards, and choosing the right program can be difficult. SZUTEST provides services to enable robust traceability systems on HACCP and ISO 22000 standards to stay in place.
BENEFITS OF ISO 22000:2005 SYSTEM:
- Reduces costs.
- Increases consumer confidence.
- Decreases recall rates due food safety incidients like death, desease, etc.
- Increases employee motivation.
- Strengthens competition.
- Increases brand value.