Food safety is a global concern. Public health issues can significantly impact on trade. Legislation, in most countries, requires proprietors of food companies to implement HACCP principles into food production systems. A management system based on HACCP principles allows organizations to identify, document, maintain and review food hazards that occur during the food production processThe International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000:2005 Standard:Requirements for a Food Safety Management System demonstrates an organization’s commitment to food safety, and provides a means to demonstrate that an organization is taking the necessary steps to control food safety hazards.
Embed and improve the internal processes needed to provide consistently safe food Provide confidence to the organization and the management team that the organization''s practices and procedures are in place and that they are effective and robust Provide confidence to customers and other stakeholders (through the ISO 22000 certification process) that the organization has the ability to control food safety hazards and provide safe products Provide a means of continual improvement that ensures that the food safety management system is reviewed and updated so that all activities related to food safety are continually optimized and effective Ensure adequate control at all stages of the food supply chain to prevent the introduction of food safety hazards Food-safety management systems function only when the interdependent methods between food producers, suppliers, and customers are understood and managed. This includes a clear understanding of responsibility and provisions for accountability at all levels. This can only be done in light of a structured management system such as one conforming with ISO 22000. Largely preventive ISO 22000 follows a long tradition of preventive actions, identified and regulated by quality and food safety professionals. Three brief ISO 22000 concepts imported from ISO 9001 are planning (i.e., things work better when there is a plan and the plan is followed and enforced), procedures (i.e., consistency for extended time periods, especially when multiple people are involved), and employee competence (i.e., the use of competent personnel is necessary to achieve required results). Other concepts include document control, control of records, corrective action, measurement, and many others too numerous to mention in this article. Approximately half of the pages of ISO 22000 closely follow or are identical to the text in ISO 9001. ISO 22000 dedicates substantial effort to defining requirements specific to food safety management. These requirements can be divided into two broad themes: o Methods and practices related to planning and realization of safe foods o Methods and practices for validation, verification, and improvement of the food safety management system Food safety requirements Because much of HACCP was included in ISO 22000, it''s important to understand a little bit of what HACCP is. HACCP could be defined as the system used to formally identify, evaluate, and control hazards that are significant to food safety. HACCP activities require 12 very logical and straightforward steps: Benefits Of ISO 22000 :2005Assemble the HACCP team that will ensure that the HACCP plan is properly completed and implemented.Describe the product associated with the specific HACCP plan; organizations that produce multiple products may have several HACCP plans.Identify the intended use of the product.
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