ISO 22000, Food safety management systems (FSMS) is an international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization applicable to all the organizations involved throughout the food chain.
This standard aims at controlling food safety hazards along the food chain. To make sure that the ISO 22000, Food safety management continues to serve organizations and keep its relevance in today’s market place, the standard now have been revised to 22000:2018 replacing the old ISO 22000:2005 standard. ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management system has been amended as per the High Level Structure (HLS ) and seeks to identify the most recent issues surrounding the food safety while keeping pace with the current needs of modern food sector.
All industries practicing food supply and have been certified earlier to ISO 22000:2005 are supposed to migrate to the ISO 22000:2018 soon. The advantages of migration would that the ISO 22000:2018 is aligned to the new requirements of the standard and it is easier to integrate with other management systems.
The newer version of this standard has been introduced to maximize the readability and clarity of the standard.
The revised version includes a different approach for understanding risk. The standard will differentiate between risks at two levels:
adopt the new High Level Structure (HLS) developed and used by ISO to allow an easier implementation of an Integrated Management System.
There will be two separate cycles in the standard clarifying the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle with one covering the management system and the other covering the principles of HACCP.
Control measures are now categorized to be managed as Operational Prerequisite Programmes (OPRPs) or as Critical Control Points (CCPs). These measures are now related only to significant hazards and not managed at a Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs) level. The approach to identify each category is now different. Control measures managed as OPRPs have measurable action criteria while those managed at CCPs have only measurable critical limits that enable timely correction.
The revised Food Safety Management System of ISO 22000 has been published on June 19, 2018 marking the start of 3 year transition period (until June 19 2021) for all certified companies i.e. with this release, ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn from consideration.
So, if you are certified to the ISO 22000:2005 standard, you will have migrate to ISO 22000:2018 until June 19, 2021 in order to maintain the validity of certification. Hence, we recommend you to start your transition preparation as soon as possible to incorporate all needed changes into your existing management system and stand out at a global level.
ISO 22000:2018 standard publication
first year transition
Second year transition
End of ISO 22000:2018 transition
Creasation of ISO 22000:2005 standard