About ISO 22000
ISO 22000 ensures fair competition.
ISO 22000 consolidates that conditions regarding trade, communication, requirements etc. originates from a common frame. However the global food industry is constantly developing and there is a need for a generic standard as ISO 22000 to fit the entire food chain from primary production to consumer.
ISO 22000 has the advantage over the many private standards as it covers the whole organization. ISO 22000 contributes to ensure food safety hazards throughout the whole food chain from farm-to-table. This becomes essential as hazards occur at any stage of the food chain.
ISO 22000 accommodates communication along the food chain and within the organization. Communication is substantial to secure that all relevant food safety hazards are identified and adequately controlled at each step within the food chain. This implies communication between organizations both upstream and downstream in the food chain.
The aim of ISO 22000 is to harmonize on a global level the requirements for food safety management for organizations within the food chain. It is particularly intended for application by organizations that seek a more focused, coherent and integrated food safety management system than is normally required by law. It requires the organization to meet any applicable food safety related statutory and regulatory requirements through its food safety management system.