Lack of hygiene and its negative effects on food safety can lead to life threatening diseases. In addition to this, the losses incurred due to spoilt foodstuff and warehouse damages can attain enormous proportions. By setting of the directive (EU) No.178/2002, the EU is trying to ensure that only safe food products and animal feeds are put onto the market. This directive is valid for activities throughout the entire foodstuff chain, starting at agriculture- farming operations and reaching up to the retail business, gastronomy and mass catering. The ISO 22000:2005, is the International Standard for foodstuffs and feeds, it is there relevant standard for suppliers and service providers at the food and beverages sector.
TUV SWEDEN is accredited for the certification of management systems that fulfill the requirements of the international standard ISO 22000:2005. TUV SWEDEN provides this service in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, German, English, Rumanian, Croatian, Italian, Persian, Greek, Turkish, UAE, India, Thailand & China as relevant in the specific the country. The organization receives the TUV SWEDEN certificate which is internationally recognized.
The ISO 22000:2005 assesses the food safety in its systematic management within the organization, the HACCP and the Good Hygiene Practices are specific and important keys in this reference.
The certification is not restricted to manufacturers of foodstuffs; as it is considered for the fact that about 50 % of all food is packaged (EU directives VO(EG) No. 1935/2004 and 2023/2006), the standard also provides the chance to manufacturers of packaging material to assure themselves by getting an certification. Further potential users are manufacturers of additives, manufacturers of relevant machinery, service providers along the food chain (logistics and transportation organizations, cleaning agencies, organizations providing extermination of parasites, laundry services for food manufacturing organizations), and also the providers to the final consumers (mass caterers, food service industry, catering etc.).
This standard is in high significant together with the alignment for the international standards about the assessment of food safety.
The implementation of preventive programmers is required in addition to the requirements specified for the quality management system and the HACCP at competitive organizations.
PRP (Prerequisite programmers)
• Basic conditions and actions that had to be set for the maintenance of hygienic environment (GMP, GHP)
Operational PRP (operative Präventiv programme)
• Programmers that are analyzed to be necessary on fact of the result of the threat analysis, in order to have control and secure processes for the probability of importing contaminations and for the spread of health related threats and its prevention
Key elements of this international standard are:
• System management
(Integration of responsibility for food safety into the quality management as task of the overall management)
• Interactive communication
(Arrangement and realization of facilities for the communication with suppliers, customers, end users, authorities – not only in the event of a crisis)
• HACCP and pre-requisite programmers (PRP prerequisite programs)
• Validation and verification(All the measures have to be scrutinized in terms of their suitability to ensure the assumed success before, during and after their implementation. The tests have to be documented
• The 22004 supports with help at the implementation; 22005 supports better organisation of the traceability in the food chain
Only the ISO 22000 group is the worldwide recognized standard which is providing the standards of safety. TUV SWEDEN provides this service in Sweden, English, Rumanian, Croatian, Italian, Persian, Greek and Turkish, UAE, India & Thailand as relevant in the specific the country. Together with all of that, the certification provides the sacredness to have an assessment for the implemented preventive, communication and the emergency instruments.