LRQA ISO Standards Update: Progress on the revision to food safety standard ISO 22000

The international Food Safety Management System (FSMS) standard ISO 22000 is the latest ISO standard to progress in the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) revision process, with the release of the Committee Draft (CD) version.

Based upon publically available information, the final version of the new standard is currently expected early 2017 with a Draft International Standard (DIS) expected mid-2016, although these timescales are subject to change.

Technical Committee, ISO/TC 34/SC 17 is responsible for the new standard and more information about the revision to ISO 22000 can be found on the committee pages of the ISO website.  

About ISO 22000

ISO 22000 is the global food safety management system standard for the whole food supply chain, from growers and producers to processors and packaging, transport and point of sale. It extends to suppliers of non-food products and services, like cleaning and equipment manufacturers, and can be used by organiaations of any size.

ISO 22000 specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that involves interactive communication, system management, and prerequisite programes. The standard focuses on supply chain assurance, has management system principles embedded, and is aligned with HACCP principles of Codex Alimentarius.

LRQA will be exhibiting at the 2016 GFSI Food Safety Conference being held in Berlin, February 29 through to March 3 2016.

Contact us to learn more about ISO 22000 certification

With all the major ISO standards being revised, LRQA is at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of assessment services as well public and in-house training courses, all aimed at helping to ensure that organisations worldwide have a smooth transition to the new standards.

For more information about LRQA’s range of ISO Transition Services, contact us or visit our ISO REVISIONS section