ISO 22000 is an international standard designed to ensure worldwide safe food supply chains and provide a framework of internationally harmonized requirements for the global approach that is needed.
A major resulting benefit is that ISO 22000 makes it easier for organisations to implement the Codex Alimentarius HACCP (Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points) system for food hygiene in a harmonised way, which does not vary with the country or food product concerned.
ISO 22000 allows all types of organisations within the food supply chain to implement a food safety management system. The supply chain members range from farms, feed producers, primary producers, food manufacturers, transport and storage operators and subcontractors to retail and food service outlets together with related business such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients.
Food safety management systems that conform to ISO 22000 can be certified. This answers the growing demand in the food sector for the certification of suppliers. The standard can also be implemented solely for the benefits it provides without certification of conformity.
Moody International is one of a few certification bodies accredited by UKAS to provide certification to ISO 22000.