ISO 22000 - Food safety managementThe ISO 22000 family of International Standards addresses food safety management.
The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.
The ISO 22000 family contains a number of standards each focusing on different aspects of food safety management：
ISO 22000:2005 contains the overall guidelines for food safety management.
ISO/TS 22004:2005 contains guidelines for applying ISO 22000
ISO 22005:2007 focuses on traceability in the feed and food chain
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 contains specific prerequisites for food manufacturing
ISO/TS 22002-3:2011 contains specific prerequisites for farming
ISO/TS 22003:2007 provides guidelines for audit and certification bodies
ISO 22000:2005 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.