Food Safety

ANAB Accreditation for ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems

Food safety relates to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Because food safety hazards can be introduced at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential.

ISO 22000 specifies requirements for a food safety management system that combines interactive communication, system management, prerequisite program, and HACCP principles to ensure food safety along the food chain. FSSC 22000 is a GFSI-benchmarked food safety management systems certification scheme.

ISO 22000 Food Safety Mangement Systems

ISO22000 is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

Application

You can view the ISO 22000 FSMS application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

Requirements

Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 22

Available from ANSI (with member discount):

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain (also available from ASQ with member discount)

ISO/TS 22003:2007 Food safety management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems

ISO 22005: 2007 Traceability in the feed and food chain - General principles and basic requirements for system design and implementation

ISO 22006:2009 Quality management systems - Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2008 to crop production

ISO/PAS 22399:2007 Societal security - Guideline for incident preparedness and operational continuity management

Available from European Cooperation for Accreditation:

EA-3/11 (rev.00):2009 Mandatory Food Safety Management Scope of Accreditation

For more information, contact ANAB.

Scoping for FSMS

ANAB requirements for scoping for FSMS are included in ANAB Accreditation Rule 22.

FSSC 22000 Mangement Systems

FSSC 22000 is a subordinate standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

Application

You can view the FSSC 22000 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

Requirements

Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 23

Available from the Foundation for Food Safety Certification:

FSSC 22000 Part I, Requirements for Organizations that Require Certification

FSSC 22000 Part II, Requirements and Regulations for Certification Bodies

FSSC 22000 Part III, Requirements and Regulations for Accreditation Bodies

Available from ANSI:

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain

ISO/TS 22003:2007 Food safety management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems

PAS 220, Prerequisite programs on food safety for food manufacturing

Available from the Global Food Safety Initiative:

GFSI Guidance Document, Sixth Edition

Available from European Cooperation for Accreditation:

EA-3/11 (rev.00):2009 Mandatory Food Safety Management Scope of Accreditation

Scoping for FSSC 22000

ANAB requirements for scoping for FSSC 22000 are included in ANAB Accreditation Rule 23.

For more information, contact ANAB.

GFSI White Papers

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has released a series of white papers developed by the GFSI Technical Working Group on Regulatory Affairs.They cover the following themes:

The four papers are also collected in one document, Enhancing Food Safety Through Third Party Certification.

The documents were developed as the first stage in the work plan of this group, whose objective is to develop strategic food safety positions and educational materials in support of GFSI and to utilize the collective experience of the working group members and best available science, to provide review and assessment of key food safety-related regulatory issues which impact the use of third party certification as it relates to the GFSI remit. The membership of the working group consists of retailers, manufacturers, producers, food service operators, certification bodies, and industry association representatives.

GFSI drives harmonization and convergence in food safety schemes around the world through a rigorous benchmarking process. By driving the continuous improvement process in the recognized schemes, when they are then applied in the marketplace through a third-party certification process, GFSI supports global efforts to advance food safety and public health.

 

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