Feeding the world

ISO Standards and agriculture

From tractors and trailers to methods for testing soils and even fish-farming, ISO Standards play an essential role in feeding the world.

As pressure on land and resources increases alongside population, and the demand for high-quality food, efficient farming is more important than ever.

ISO Standards enable efficient use of fertilizers and fuel, delivering substantial reductions in global emissions. Consumer health, and quality food, are also priorities addressed by ISO Standards. Precision agriculture and accurate application of chemicals help protect consumers and get the most from the land.

Below you can find out more about the most commonly-used food-safety standards, who develops them, and new projects in the pipeline

ISO and food safety
Cover page: ISO & Food
ISO & Food
Ensuring quality and safety in the food industry.
Cover page: How to use ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems
How to use ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems
Specially written for small to medium sized businesses that are considering ISO 22000, including specific information about certification.
Cover page: ISO 22000 Food safety management systems. An easy-to-use checklist for small business. Are you ready?
ISO 22000 Food safety management systems. An easy-to-use checklist for small business. Are you ready?
Practical management processes for all food businesses, from Farm to Fork.

The people who develop standards

Covering almost every sector you can think of, from Assistive products to Zinc alloys, ISO has over 200 technical committees. Below we've listed just a handful that we think will be of particular interest to you. If it doesn't have what you're looking for, you can find the complete list of technical committees here.

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  • ISO 22000:2005
    Food safety management systems
    Requirements for any organization in the food chain
  • ISO 22005:2007
    Traceability in the feed and food chain
    General principles and basic requirements for system design and implementation
  • ISO 8157:2015
    Fertilizers and soil conditioners
    Vocabulary
  • ISO 16488:2015
    Marine finfish farms
    Open net cage
    Design and operation

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