Is ISO 22000 a Management System or Product Certification?
ISO has published Parts 1 and 2 of the ISO 22003 accreditation standard on Food Safety Management Systems to celebrate World Food Safety Day and to provide greater benefits to humanity globally.
Over 100 experts from more than 30 countries with expertise in food safety, food safety management system certification, product certification and accreditation related to food safety participated in the Joint Working Group 36 regarding the revision of the ISO/TS 22003 standard.
The publication of ISO 22003-1:2022 and ISO 22003-2:2022 means that all accredited certification bodies serving the food safety industry, such as KingCert, need to revise their accreditation requirements.
With the updated standards, ISO aims to align the requirements for third-party audits of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) (Part 1) or Food Safety Systems (FSS) (Part 2) for food businesses and service providers along the supply chain.
The new ISO 22003 - Parts 1 and 2 align the FSMS and FSS certification approaches using common terms and definitions, integrate the audit approach for FSS programs, and establish common, revised, normative annexes for food chain categories, minimum audit duration calculations, and competency requirements for food safety auditors and other certification personnel.
However, as understood from the published standard and introductions, the ISO 22003-1:2022 standard works with ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 standard, while the ISO 22003-2:2022 standard works with the ISO/IEC 17065:2012 standard.
ISO 22003-1:2022 Food safety - Part 1: Requirements for organizations that provide audit and certification of food safety management systems ISO 22003-2:2022 Food safety - Part 2: Requirements for organizations that perform the evaluation and certification of products, processes, and services, including food safety system audits ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services
In this case, is the ISO 22000 Food Safety standard going out of the management system? Will the categories change? Will it work as a Management System and/or Product Certification according to categories? Many questions arise.
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