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.

 

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ISO 22000:2018

The purpose of ISO 22000

ISO 22000:2018 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.

More information on the ISO 22000 family

ISO/TC 34/SC 17
Visit the Technical Committee's own website for more information.

ISO 22000 has been revised

Learn more on our revision page. The new version was published in June 2018.

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Food safety management - ISO 22000:2018
With this free brochure, learn more about ISO’s International Standard for food safety management and what it can do for your organization.
ISO and food
ISO's solutions for ensuring quality and safety in the food industry are the subject of this brochure which provides a concise overview of International Standards available and how they can help.

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