ISO 22000 is an international standard which specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. It involves interactive communication, system management, prerequisite programmes and HACCP principles.
The Food Safety System Certification 22000 scheme - FSSC 22000 - has been developed for food manufacturers that process or manufacture animal or perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life and food ingredients such as additives, vitamins and bio-cultures.
PAS 223 - Prerequisite programmes and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging.
All LRQA clients will have their FSSC 22000 assessments conducted against ISO/TS 22002-1 in addition to ISO 22000.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) techniques are increasingly being used in the food industry and are become a universally accepted method for food safety assurance. The UK’s Food Standards Agency recommends HACCP as the most effective way for food businesses to ensure consumer protection.
Over half of all foods sold in the UK are retailer own branded products. Under the Food Safety Act 1990, these retailers must be able to demonstrate ‘due diligence’ and ensure food products are produced safely for the consumer.
The BRC Consumer Products Standard has been developed by the British Retail Consortium, the lead trade association representing retailers.
Manufacturers and suppliers of packaging used for retailer own branded products have an obligation to implement appropriate systems and controls to ensure the suitability of their packaging for safe food and non-food use.
BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution has been designed to ensure best practice in the handling, storage and/or distribution of food, consumer goods and packaging materials.