The International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) has provided a new edition of the standard ISO 22000. The
2018 edition brings further clarification for food safety management systems
worldwide, helping companies continuously improve their operational processes.
The new edition standard contains requirements for any organisation in the food
chain and sets out a clear method of successful management. By thorough
identification, prevention and reduction, companies and organisations can
minimise the effect of foodborne hazards entering the supply chain. The update also
- Adoption of the High-Level Structure common to all ISO management
system standards, making it easier for organizations to combine ISO 22000
with other management systems (such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001).
- A new approach to risk – as a vital concept in the food business
– which distinguishes between risk at the operational level and the
business level of the management system
- Strong links to the Codex Alimentarius, a United Nations food group that
develops food safety guidelines for governments
The latest edition of ISO 22000
replaces the dated 2005 edition, organisations certified to the old standard
have 3 years from publication to move over to new practices.
The updated ISO 22000 edition works
best with having a paperless inspection management system in place. By going
digital, its easier to comply with new updates such as ISO 22000:2018.
Implementing updates from previous regulations or introducing new guidelines is
simple with mobile devices and paperless inspection applications. Every
smartphone and tablet used for inspecting, checks or quality assurance can be
updated easily over-the-air with new material and updates. Reference material
and notes can be provided to inspection officers or industry personnel
instantly. This benefit can also be visible on the back-end where compliance
becomes equally simple. By integrating the new regulation update or introducing
the standard for the first time with the paperless inspection management
system, compliance becomes as quick and easy as opening files on a computer.
Documents can be manually sent to necessary parties or can be automatically
referred to the right people. This also applies during the inspection.
Inspectors and industry personnel can take advantage of customised triggers
that respond specifically to industry standards such as ISO 22000. Management
gets flagged and corrective actions can be instantly suggested to the user.
For more information about ISO
22000:2018 visit here.
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integrating ISO standards with paperless inspection, or to learn more about
digital checklists, visit http://pervidi.com.au/news-and-articles/food-haccp-inspection/