Food safety is linked to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption.
Since food safety hazards can occur at any stage in the food chain it is essential that adequate control be in place. Therefore, a combined effort of all parties through the food chain is required.
The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards.
As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.
The ISO 22000 family contains a number of International Standards each focusing on different aspects of food safety management.
The ISO 22000 international standard specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that involves the following elements: