ISO 22000 (also known as Food Safety Management System Standard) was introduced in 2005 in response to the lack of system’s uniformity in the food industry throughout the world. It synchronizes the different requirements for good and legal food safety practices globally.

The standard adopts the principles of the Codex HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and unites it with the management system principles expressed in ISO 9001: 2000.


ISO 22000 is applicable to any organization in the food chain regardless of its size and complexity, whether directly or indirectly involved in one or more steps of the food chain. This includes, but are not limited to, farmers, feed producers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, food services, catering services, organizations providing cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and sanitizing agents, packaging materials, and other food contact materials.

As food being one of the basic needs of everyone, food research and innovations blasted the market in the past decades worldwide; from fat bread baked directly under the sun, to pizzas with a wide variety of favors; from food in pots, to food in cans with extended shelf life. The increasing demand of consumers for an affordable yet wholesome and palatable food drives the different organization in the food chain to further develop existing procedures and practices in the food industry. Along with these, challenges to produce safe food are prevalent. Food safety failures throughout the world intensifed the interest of different organizations in the food chain to search systematic prevention at every stage of the food supply chain.


  • Enhanced confdence of customers in the product, service and the FSMS of the organization
  • Compliance with legal requirements as opposed to dealing with non-compliance
  • Good communication processes regarding food safety issues to suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain
  • Enhanced confdence of staff due to good management and processes
  • Minimizing customer complaints through evaluation and assessment of customer requirements to demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed requirements related to food safety
  • Enhanced organization’s reputation to enter international markets
  • Continual improvement of the system



Optional: Pre-assessment audit
We can provide an independant of your management system (MS) before and/of after the commencement of the Stage 1 audit of the initial assessment process

Stage 1 audit
First, we gain an understanding of your business to assess wether your documented policy, objectives, continual improvement plans and procedures meet the requirements of MS standard. The readiness of your implementation programme is also assessed.

Stage 2 audit
The we audit your MS in action, to check that your declared policy, objectives and targets have been effectively communicated, and that your continual improvement plans and procedures are working in practice. Certifcation is then awarded after successful closures of any outstanding issues.

Surveillance audit
After you have achieved certifcation, we undertake regular ongoing audits of your MS to ensure that it is being maintained and that it continues to meet the objectives of your organisationand the expectation of your customers.

Re-certifcation audit
The certifcate is valid for 3 years. A recertifcation audit is conducted on the full MS before the expiry of the certifcate.