ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems — Requirements for Any Organization in the Food Chain
ISO 22000 specifies requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain.
The adoption of a food safety management system (FSMS) is a strategic decision for an organization that can help to improve its overall performance in food safety.
This standard employs the process approach, which incorporates the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle and risk-based thinking.
This process approach enables an organization to plan its processes and their interactions.
The PDCA cycle enables an organization to ensure that its processes are adequately resourced and managed, and that opportunities for improvement are determined and acted on.
Risk-based thinking enables an organization to determine the factors that could cause its processes and its FSMS to deviate from the planned results, and to put in place controls to prevent or minimize adverse effects.