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ISO 22000 is a 'pedestal' for quality and safe products

ISO 22000 was first announced by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2004. Enterprises applying ISO 22000 will be considered to have Food Safety Management System which meets international standards.

It is known that the set of ISO 22000 standards was developed on the basis of inheriting the entire superiority of Hazard Analysis and Control Point system, as well as applying approach and continuous improvement through PDAC cycle (Plan - Do - Act - Check), quality management principles and requirements of quality management standards according to ISO 9001: 2008.

Tiêu chuẩn ISO 22000 ‘bệ đỡ’ cho sản phẩm thực phẩm an toàn, chất lượng

ISO 22000 can be applied to all types of businesses in food supply chain regardless of size. Illustrative picture

Thanks to this feature, ISO 22000: 2005 is not only firstly applied in food chain by enterprises but also allows businesses that have applied other management systems such as HACCP or ISO 9001 to fully integrate with the current system in accordance with ISO 22000:2005's requirements.  Therefore, this helps to reduce operating cost, strengthen system and enhance operational effectiveness of enterprises, moreover, raise value of brand, build up trust in customers and state management agencies.  Inspection and evaluation costs should be simultaneously reduced, the opportunity to access to markets that have strict requirements of food safety.

The ISO 22000 standard is applicable to all types of businesses in food supply chain regardless of size; including: animal feed production and processing; functional foods; processing of agricultural, forestry and aquatic products; production and processing of beverages: soft drinks, pure water, alcohol, beer, coffee, tea, confectionery; logistics services; production and processing of convenience food and restaurants; supermarket, wholesale and retail system; production of food packaging materials; cultivation farms and ranches.

An enterprise applying ISO 22000 must ensure that the company has a good food safety management system and is likely to provide safe and quality food products for markets and consumers, create a great competitive advantage to facilitate the removal of technical barriers to export to fastidious markets in the world.

Besides, ISO 22000 application also has other benefits like: Standardize the entire production and business management activities of enterprises;  form the basis for integrating with many different standards: GMP, HACCP, EUROGAP, BRC, SQF, IFS; reduce risks at the minimum level and costs to deal with poisoning, litigation, customers' complaints; enhance firm's reputation, gain customers' satisfaction; improve overall operation of enterprises.

There have been more and more enterprises that have established Food Safety Management System according to ISO 22000:2005 system and successfully applied this management mechanism, such as: Vietnam Agricultural and Food Export and Import JSC; Bac Lieu Seafood JSC; Vinh Hao Mineral Water JSC...

Although, highly appreciating benefits of applying ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, however, some businesses said that the application of this standard system is still complicated due to many abstract concepts. Therefore, ISO is considering and revising ISO 22000: 2005 based on major changes including structure modification and clarification of some concepts, which help businesses to apply management system standards more conveniently.

If you are researching in ISO 22000, the following set of documents are useful for your business application. KNA sends to you: Here

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