ISO 22000

Serving as a general derivative of ISO 9000, ISO 22000 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization dealing with food safety. It specifies the requirements for a food safety management system composed of interactive communication, system management, prerequisite programs and HACCP principles.

Although ISO 22000 does not have specific requirements for prerequisite programs, it does require a documented system in place which includes:

  • Effective Prerequisite Programs to ensure a clean sanitary environment.
  • A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Plan developed to identify, prevent and eliminate food safety hazards
  • Established documented food safety management system processes to manage food safety throughout the organization.


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