Top 6 Best Practices for ISO 22000 Certification
- Top Management Commitment & project plan
The top management provides the organizations with the appropriate evidence showing its commitment to promoting the development, upgrade, and implementation of the Food Safety Management system. The top management ensures the protocols are followed by supporting the organization’s objective, communicating the importance of observing international standards. Comply with the customers’ requirements for food safety. Establish food safety policies by conducting management analysis and ensuring resources are available. The project plan establishes programs that help the organization realize the essence of providing safe products to their customers.
- Build competence and awareness
Awareness is developed through training which provides employees with professional incentives that will help improve their skills constantly. The knowledge acquired acts as a tool for the workforce to ensure the effectiveness of the organizations’ operations.
- Develop process documentation
The document presentation comprises the food safety policies and the objectives of the system. The documentation provides procedures and records from analyzed data required by the international standard. The documentation process ensures the effectiveness of services or products produced by the organization, their implementation, and upgrading of the systems’ FSM. The process ensures control of the records and documents necessary for ISO 22000 certification.
- Implementation of the system to address gaps
Addressing the gap analysis for the implementation of the system begins by performing a pre-audit which identifies gaps between the current systems used for management with the requirements of the existing standard.
- Internal audit
Internal audits help maintain and improve the organization’s food safety management systems. The internal audit plans conduct and report the food safety management operations following the ISO 19011 system.
- Third-party certification audit
Third-party certification audit ensures the organizations’ operations comply with the ISO 22000 requirements to attain certification. The third-party body performs annual surveillance of the system through the audit undertaken by a registrar and provides a re-certification after the expiry of the existing strategy.