Use the ISO 22000 framework to keep food safe, from producer to consumer.
ISO 22000 is a set of guidelines that help businesses to set out and manage a Food Safety Management System (FSMS). The processes and procedures that a business implements through ISO 22000 will help them to identify, monitor, reduce and prevent food safety hazards at any stage of the food chain.
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 a Food Safety Management System will help you ensure the food you supply is of a high standard and free from contamination.
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.
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.
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The ISO 22000 standard uses a structure of ten clauses called Annex SL which, roughly grouped together, cover four key areas:
ISO 22000:2018 is the most up-to-date version of the standard for implementing a food safety management system.
It is a set of guidelines aimed at helping businesses to identify, monitor, control and prevent hazards in their food production processes, ensuring that the items they produce are safe for consumption.
Both ISO 22000 and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems are similar in a variety of ways in that they are both focused on make food safe to consume. The differences lie in how they go about this.
HACCP is focused on the control of hazards at specific points in food production. By removing hazards you are improving the safety of the food products that you produce.
ISO 22000 is more generalised than HACCP, looking at food safety across the supply chain rather than at identified critical points. ISO 22000 does use HACCP principles in its guidelines but it expands upon them. ISO 22000 also covers areas not specifically mentioned by HACCP such as guidance on dealing with allergens.
The QMS process gets your business certified for success:
Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.
Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.
We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.
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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 documentation for you, using our QMS Connect portal, 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.
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.
QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.
With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.
QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 22000 works.