ISO 22000:2018

ISO 22000: 2018 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for a food safety management system. Companies that are involved in the supply chain must be able to demonstrate that they control safety hazards so that the food they deliver is safe to be consumed. Therefore, according to the standard, the respective company designs, operates, implements, and then updates a system that aims to provide products safe for the consumers in all its productions phases: production, processing, standardization, storage, and distribution. For these reasons, the standard incorporates all the requirements of the current Legislation, the requirements of the HACCP plan but also the principles of the management systems.


The ISO 22000: 2018 standard is addressed to:

This standard can be applied to all kind of companies throughout the food supply chain, such as:

  • Companies dealing with the primary sector
  • Companies engaged in the processing sector
  • Companies that provide services or supply products to the previous two companies


Benefits of implementing the standard:

  • Ensures the quality of the final product
  • Improves the image of the company to all its members (staff, customers)
  • It is a competitive advantage and a tool for an opening to new markets
  • Provides continuous staff training on quality and food safety
  • Minimizes the possibility of errors
  • Minimizes the possibility of fines
  • It is a successful means of promotion and marketing
  • It is a strategic organizational tool
  • Reduces the operating costs and saves resources