Our quality systems professionals have outlined the steps that they use in developing quality management systems with clients. We will cover each step in detail. You can use this as a guide for planning your project.
In order to receive an FSSC 22000 Certificate you will need to have a Certification Audit performed by an associated certification body. This is an accredited organization. At this time those organizations include:
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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Moves Forward!
Released by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), a copy of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) was released this week. The bill is expected come to the Senate floor in September.
Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems
Many of the changes and responsibilities fall on the FDA, but there are also requirements for Food Facilities. Here are some highlights of sections that will impact Food Facilities directly:
ISO has launched a new package that contains the ISO 22000 series of standards developed to help operators in the food chain to implement food safety management systems. The CD also includes related standards for conformity assessment professionals involved in the certification of food safety management systems and in the accreditation of bodies carrying out such certification.
Food safety management systems – Guidance on the application of ISO 22000:2005 This document can be purchased from Techstreet.com as a PDF or in the printed edition.
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards.
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size or complexity, which are involved in the manufacturing step of the food chain and wish to implement PRP in such a way as to address the requirements specified in ISO 22000:2005, Clause 7.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000:2005 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements to enable an organization:
Kellogg Company has recalled 28 million boxes of breakfast cereal in the United States over fears an unknown chemical that has tainted its packaging could cause diarrhoea and vomitting.