ISO 22000Food Safety Management

Improve food safety by reducing risks and following the Codex HACCP Principles.

Use the ISO 22000 framework to keep food safe, from producer to consumer.

By helping you improve communications along your food supply chain, the ISO 22000 framework will help you deliver safe and healthy food to your customers. This globally recognised standard complies with the Codex HACCP Principles and has regulatory approval. Using its Food Safety Management System will help you ensure the food you supply is of a high standard and free from contamination.

Why should I apply for ISO 22000 certification?

By becoming ISO 22000 certified, you will demonstrate your commitment to food safety to customers and other stakeholders. You will also introduce internationally recognised Food Safety Management processes into your business that will strengthen your risk management controls, and improve transparency and accountability. This will enhance your brand’s reputation, which in turn will give you a competitive advantage and help you win new business.


Here are some benefits of using the ISO 22000 framework:
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    Embed internationally recognised Food Safety Management processes in your business

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    Strengthen risk management controls across your food supply chain

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    Improve the confidence of customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the safety of your food and your ability to reduce health risks

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    Improve transparency and accountability in your organisation by clarifying responsibilities

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    Help you optimise and update your systems through a process of continuous improvement, so they remain effective

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    Reassure your management team that the organisation has robust and effective food safety procedures across its supply chain

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    Ensure your entire food supply chain has robust controls that prevent the introduction of hazardous materials and contamination

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How to get ISO 22000

Our expert consultants will make the ISO 22000 certification process as straightforward as possible for you. This includes helping your business make any necessary changes to its processes.

Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Food Safety Management System Manual for you, saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved certification you will need to pass an audit each year. This is to ensure your business continues to benefit from the ISO 22000 food safety management system. Your first audit will be one year after you receive your certificate.

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How much does an ISO 22000 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your business sector, your annual turnover, and the number of employees you have. We will also need to know if you require any specific industry accreditation, such as from ASCB or UKAS.

However, we are committed to providing you with a cost-effective route to ISO 22000 implementation and certification. That’s why we focus on making certification straightforward. By spending less time creating complex document trails and more time building a risk management system that works for your business, we can save you money.

To find out how affordable ISO 22000 certification and implementation really is, just use our Fee Calculator and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.

How long will it take to get ISO 22000?

From your first consultation with our ISO Standards experts through to certification, can take as little as 30 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Remember, we can normally save you time and hard work by drafting your Food Safety Management System Manual for you. This can also help you achieve certification faster than if you did it yourself.

For more details on what you need to do to gain ISO 22000 certification, please talk to one of our experienced certification advisers.

Latest ISO 22000 news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 22000 works.