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New ISO Food Safety Management standard published

19 June 2018 sees the publication of the latest, new, improved and upgraded version of the ISO its Food Safety Management standard ISO 22000. The publication of the new standard sees an updating of the 2004 standard.

The new standard sees some fundamental changes, including and as described by ISO,

  • ‘The risk approach: the standard now includes a different approach to understanding risk.
  • The PDCA cycle: the standard clarifies the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, by having two separate cycles in the standard working together: one covering the management system and the other, covering the principles of HACCP.
  • The operation process: a clear description is given of the differences between key terms such as: Critical Control Points, Operational Prerequisite Programmes and Prerequisite Programmes.’

For those organisations who currently – or are planning to – use other ISO management system standards, the new ISO 22000 has the additional benefit of being written using the ISO High Level Structure, helping drive more efficient implementation and management.

More information on the exciting development of ISO 22000 is available from ISO, including the ISO 22000:2018 brochure summarising the changes and the motives for making the changes.

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