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New edition of ISO 22000 just out!

Aimed at all organizations in the food and feed industries, regardless of size or sector, ISO 22000:2018, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain, translates food safety management into a continuously improving process. It takes a precautionary approach to food safety by helping to identify, prevent and reduce foodborne hazards in the food and feed chains.

The new edition brings clarity of understanding for the thousands of companies worldwide that already used the standard. Its latest improvements include:

  • Adoption of the High-Level Structure common to all ISO management system standards, making it easier for organizations to combine ISO 22000 with other management systems (such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001) at a given time

  • A new approach to risk – as a vital concept in the food business – which distinguishes between risk at the operational level and the business level of the management system

  • Strong links to the Codex Alimentarius, a United Nations food group that develops food safety guidelines for governments

ISO 22000:2018 cancels and replaces ISO 22000:2005. Organizations certified to the standard have three years from the date of publication to transition to the new version.

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