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ISO 22000 Certification

JSA prepares your organization for ISO 22000 certification project, provides on-demand consulting, on-demand audit management and  fractional contract consulting.
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ISO 22000 Certification

ISO 22000 is an international standard for food safety management that enables organizations to provide safe food by controlling food safety hazards and by demonstrating the fulfilment of applicable legal requirements and other requirements. After achieving ISO 22000 certification, an organization assures itself and its stakeholders that it has an FSMS in place and is held accountable for conforming with ISO 22000 Standard by respective Registrars.

During certification process, external Registrar ensures that the organization`s policies, procedures and supporting documentation conforms to requirements of ISO 22000 Standard requirements. Being ISO 22000 certified leads to a disciplined and structured approach for a safe food workplace by preventing food safety hazards and risks.

Being ISO 22000 certified enhances due-diligence, stakeholder perception, cost reduction, food safety improvement, process improvement and overall organizational performance excellence. For more information you can check Farm to Fork Food Safety – Ref ISO.ORG Source – WHO. Or watch a video – https://youtu.be/Cp7hWnq9RuI

ISO 22000 Certification Process

Jack Sekhon and Associates assist organizations in getting ISO 22000 certification from concept through ISO 22000 certificate in a practical, sequential, and easily understood language. This assistance could be face to face or virtual online. Here are some of the key steps required for ISO 22000 certification:

  • ISO 22000 certification training.
  • Gap analysis of existing food safety practices vs ISO 22000 Standard requirements using ISO 22000 Requirements checklist.
  • Understanding of process approach and risk-based thinking.
  • Identification of documented information.
  • Developing documented information -FSMS on paper.
  • Implementing FSMS-Rolling it out.
  • Performance evaluation of FSMS including compliance obligations evaluation.
  • Stage 1 audit.
  • Stage 2 audit.
  • Continual improvement.

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Implementing ISO 22000 Certification in Canada

Jack Sekhon and Associates has a 36 step implementation plan for your ISO 22000 certification project. Here are highlights of that 36 point implementation plan:

  • Deliver ISO 22000 certification training.
  • Secure senior management commitment and leadership for ISO 22000 certification project.
  • Establish ISO 22000 certification project scope i.e. complete certification, on-demand consulting/consultant role, on-demand audit management and fractional consulting on contract.
  • Engage leadership and functional groups in process approach and risk based thinking concepts.
  • Lead senior management in establishing/acknowledging strategic direction.
  • Determine extent of documented information required by ISO 22000 Standard and aligned with strategic planning.
  • Develop documented information, train employees on FSMS and roll it out.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of FSMS through internal audit, KPIs and management review.
  • Registrar conducts Stage 1 Audit.
  • Registrar conducts Stage 2 Audit.
  • Identify gaps and develop/implement continual improvement plan.
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Benefits of ISO 22000 Management System

ISO 22000:2018  helps organizations minimize food risks and improve performance as it relates to food safety. It does so by providing a framework they can use to develop an FSMS, a systematic approach to addressing food safety issues. Compliance with ISO 22000 provides benefits such as:

  • Improved health and safety — Minimizing food risks leads to better health and safety outcomes for customers, other users, employees, and others who may come into contact with food.

  • Improved customer satisfaction — Having an FSMS helps you reliably deliver products that meet customer expectations.

  • Helps in meeting regulatory requirements — Compliance with regulatory requirements is required to achieve certification to ISO 22000. Having an FSMS in place can help companies meet these
    requirements and understand how they impact the organization and its customers.

  • Helps in meeting other standards and guidelines — ISO 22000 links to various other international standards and guidelines and can help organizations meet the requirements of these systems as well.

  • Improved transparency — ISO 22000 helps organizations improve the traceability of their products and achieve greater transparency regarding operations.

  • Improved response to risks — Having an FSMS in place can help organizations respond more quickly and efficiently to issues that may compromise food safety, helping them stop potential contamination before it occurs

  • Reduced investigation time — If contamination does occur, an FSMS helps organizations reduce the time it takes to investigate any food safety breaches, solving the problem faster.

  • Consistent structure — The structure of ISO 22000:2018 is similar to that of other international standards. It is designed to integrate flawlessly with other management systems from ISO, such as ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 14001.
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Why Choose JSA for ISO 22000 Certification

Jack Sekhon is a Registered Professional Engineer P. Eng in the Province of B.C. In addition, Jack is a Fellow of Engineers Canada FEC. Furthermore, he holds an interprovincial First-Class Power Engineers certificate. His qualifications also include passing a National Board of Boiler Inspectors examination. Jack is a certified Exemplar Global QMS/EMS/OHSMS Lead Auditor. Jack is extremely knowledgeable in Federal & British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba/Ontario environmental and occupational health and safety statutes and regulations. He is a certified HACCP professional. Read more about Jack.

1. Courses Certified by Exemplar Global-TPECS.
2. Trainer with Professional Engineer`s background and diversified 25 years plus practical experience.
3. Superior Course content with Auditor Focus/real-life case Studies.
4. Course delivery in an easily understood language and not ISO JARGON.
5. Coaching when applying for auditor certification. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain, YES. This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2023. Therefore, this version remains current.

The cost to achieve ISO 22000 certification depends upon following factors:

  • Knowledge and awareness of ISO 22000:2018 Standard.
  • Extent of existing FS documents.
  • Knowledge and awareness of compliance obligations.
  • Organizational culture.
  • Knowledge and awareness of process approach and risk-based thinking concepts.
  • Organizational size and nature of products/services offered.

ISO 22000 key food safety clauses include:

  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point).
  • Hazard Analysis.
  • PRPs (Prerequisite Programs).
  • OPRPs (Operating Prerequisite Programs).

The international accreditation forum (IAF) is the first place you should go to check if an ISO certificate is valid. If an organization’s certification body isn’t on the IAF list, then the certification isn’t valid.

  • Next, you should check if the certification is from a national accreditation body. These bodies are responsible for accrediting organizations in their respective countries. If an organization is certified by one of these bodies, then you can be sure that the certification is valid.
  • Third, you should check the expiration date on the certification. Most ISO certifications are valid for three years, after which they need to be renewed. If a certification doesn’t have an expiration date, or if the expiration date has passed, then it’s not a valid certification.
  • Fourth, you should check to see if the organization has been recertified.
    Organizations need to go through the recertification process every three years to maintain their certification. If an organization hasn’t been recertified, its certification is no longer valid.
  • Fifth, you should check to see if the organization has been suspended or revoked. If an organization’s certification has been suspended, it means that they are no longer in compliance with ISO standards. A revocation means that the organization is no longer certified at all. Either way, an organization with a suspended or revoked certification is not one you should do business with.
  • Sixth, you should check to see if a third party has accredited the organization. Many organizations offer accreditation, but not all of them are equal. Make sure to check that a reputable third party accredits the organization you’re looking at before doing business with them.
  • Finally, you should contact the certification body to verify the certification. This is actually the best way to check if an ISO certificate is valid. The certification body can tell you if the certification is still active and whether or not the organization is in good standing.

Three out of 17 UN SDGs align with the focus of ISO 22000. These are:

  • 2-Zero hunger
  • 3-Good health and well-being
  • 12-Responsible consumption and production

Hazards are identified as part of the hazard analysis and then evaluated on their likelihood to occur and the severity at which it could cause illness or injury. All hazards are assessed and categorized into three groups:

  • Biological hazards include bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses.
  • Chemical hazards are harmful substances such as pesticides or machine oils.
  • Physical hazards are objects which contaminate your foods such as pieces of glass or metal, toothpicks, jewelry or hair.
  • Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter)
  • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium)
  • Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora spp.)
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection (E. …
  • Giardiasis (Giardia)
  • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)
  • Norovirus Infection (aka Norwalk virus, calicivirus, viral gastroenteritis)

Certification is a useful tool to add credibility, by demonstrating that your product or service meets the expectations of your customers. For some industries, certification is a legal or contractual requirement.  

What Course or training does cover ISO 22000:2018 requirements? ISO 22000 Training or ISO 22000 course or ISO 22000:2018 requirements or ISO 22000:2018 FSMS requirements. ISO 22000:2018 course is 2 days long.

How many ISO 22000:2018 certifications have been issued worldwide? As of 2021, based on survey of ISO 22000:2018 certified companies, 294,420 certificates have been issued for a total number of 374,292 sites.

ISO 22000 Resources

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