In my earlier blogs, I have given you an idea about ISO 22000 standards, in this blog, I will help you dive deeper into ISO 22000 certification in Qatar. We will cover the important aspects of this standard, the benefits of getting ISO 22000 certified, the principles underlying it, the process of getting your organization ISO 22000 certified, and many more. ISO is an abbreviation for International Organization for Standardization which is the apex international body that sets standards related to technology, healthcare, food safety, environmental management, etc. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has members from across 165 countries that meet annually at General Assembly. It was founded in the year 1947 and from then on it has set around 22,000 standards (up till May 2018) and one among them is ISO 22000:2018, Food Safety Management System (FSMS) which we will be covering in this blog.
Specifications of ISO 22000:2018
ISO 22000 standard is the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) which lays down guidelines for an effective food safety management system. ISO 22000 in Qatar is dedicated to all the food producers in the food chain to help them provide safe, healthy, and uncontaminated food to their consumers. It helps organizations in the food business to set up an efficient process to deliver quality food to its consumers. The standard helps food producers to properly inspect the food before getting it released into the market. ISO published the most updated and recent version of this standard in the year 2018 and hence it is also known as ISO 22000:2018 and you will notice it is written like this in some places.
Principles underlying ISO 22000:2018
There are certain key principles that need to adhere to by organizations that are directly or indirectly involved in the food business.
1. Organizations need to plan, implement and update their Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and deliver safe products and services to its end consumers.