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ISO Publishes New Handbook to Accompany ISO 22000

Extra guidance on food safety

Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:00

(ISO: Geneva) -- Keeping food safe involves the combined effort of every single player in the food production chain, from farm to fork. That means everyone needs to be speaking the same language and adhering to the same rules. ISO 22000 is an internationally agreed reference in the food industry, and now new guidance has just been published to help users get the most out of it.

Published jointly by ISO and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the new handbook ISO 22000:2018—“Food safety management systems—A practical guide” provides in-depth and practical information to help organizations more effectively implement a food safety management system (FSMS) in accordance with ISO 22000:2018.

Having such a system can bring enormous benefits to any organization involved in food production, as it can help to reduce the risk of contamination and harm to the end consumer. However, putting it in place is not always a simple task and can involve significant amounts of time and effort.

This new handbook is designed to help the food sector better prepare for implementing a food safety management system according to ISO 22000:2018 requirements by guiding them through the various tasks, thus making the process smoother and more effective.

ISO 22000:2018 also provides information about the certification process, which will be helpful to any organization seeking to obtain certification or wanting to learn about the ISO 22000 certification process. It is available for purchase from your national ISO member or the ISO Store.

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Clare Naden

Clare Naden is a news and communications specialist at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Naden has extensive experience, both agency and client for a diverse range of sectors. Skills include developing and executing both local and pan European or global PR plans, writing across a variety of mediums for different audiences, strategic counsel, internal and external communications and media relations. A member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers' Association. WSET 2.

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