SO 22000 – Everything there is to know about food safety

What is ISO 22000 and how can it benefit your business?

ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain. It is range of standards designed to help organisations become a supplier of choice and allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place.

ISO 22000 is recognised throughout the global food chain and certification publicly demonstrates your commitment to food safety. ISO 22000 aims to increase stakeholder confidence, improve transparency, increase time and cost efficiency and build continual improvements primarily in regards to food supply chain sustainability.

Who Can Use ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 has been designed for implementation by any organisation irrespective of size, sector or geographical location.

How can your business get certified?

ISO 22000 is applicable to any organisation within the whole food supply chain, from growers and producers to processors and packaging, transport and point of sale.

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) is the world's leading provider of independent assessment services including certification. When it comes to ISO 22000 we have got you covered. Our unique methodology, LRQA Business Assurance, turns assessment into a powerful management tool to improve and protect performance. By understanding what really matters to your organisation and stakeholders, we help you improve your management system and your business at the same time.

Why is ISO 22000 important to your organisation?

ISO 22000 is recognised throughout the global food chain and certification is a way to become a supplier of choice. ISO 22000 certification publicly demonstrates your commitment to food safety. It is based on state-of-the-art best practices and is designed to: 

  • build trust with stakeholders
  • identify, manage and mitigate food safety risks
  • reduce and eliminate product recalls and litigation
  • protect your brand. 

ISO 22000 aligns with other ISO management system standards, making it easy to integrate your food safety management with quality, environmental or heath and safety management. In addition, when combined with technical specifications for sector specific prerequisite programmes like PAS 220/ISO 22002-1 and PAS 223, it provides a baseline for FSSC 22000.

ISO 22000 benefits with LRQA

LRQA helped to develop ISO 22000 and our understanding of this standard allows us to deliver tangible benefits to you through our unique business assurance approach. It ensures our assessments focus on the areas and issues that are important to your business. Our assessors are food industry specialists matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust assessment of your system.

  • Continual improvement improve your food safety processes and communication throughout the supply chain.
  • Inc reased stakeholder confidence – demonstrate your commitment to managing your food safety hazards and risks.
  • Improved transparency – across the complex food supply chain.
  • Time and cost efficiencies – remove the need for multiple food safety standards.
  • New business opportunities – improve your ability to work with organisations where ISO 22000 is a contractual obligation or expectation.