When it comes to food safety management, Australia has strict regulations in place to protect both businesses and consumers. By obtaining your ISO 22000 and/or HACCP certifications, you can prove you pay close attention to quality and food safety when sourcing, maintaining and working with your consumable goods, helping you demonstrate your professionalism while complying with the relevant government standards. Learn more about the ISO 22000 standards and how we can get you certified by contacting our expert team of consultants.
What is ISO 22000 and HACCP?
ISO 22000 is an internationally recognised standard for food safety management systems. It’s essentially a framework of auditable regulations that allows government organisations to check you comply with minimum food safety requirements. ISO 22000 includes Interactive communication, System management, Prerequisite programmes, and HACCP principles.
Why is ISO 22000 /HACCP certification important?
The ISO 22000 certification is important because it enables you to prove your organisation complies with food safety regulations and has food safety control hazards in place. Essentially, by obtaining the ISO 22000 certification, you can reassure consumers of the quality of your goods and avoid legal penalties.
What are the ISO 22000/HACCP requirements?
The ISO 22000 standards include having a food safety policy in place, setting objectives and processes to ensure all employees comply and implementing ways to monitor your systems. In order to get and remain ISO 22000 certified, you need to keep records of food safety measures and establish a Food Safety Team to mitigate any risks.
How do I become ISO 22000 /HACCP certified?
You may need to have your organisation assessed by a qualified professional. You’ll need to gather a range of documents, such as a preliminary analysis of your production process and emergency preparedness protocols, HACCP Plan and etc. Submit the Application Form for more specific advice.
How long does ISO 22000/HACCP certification last?
The ISO 22000 certification usually lasts three years, provided you remain compliant by sticking to your Food Safety Policy. You can maintain your certified status through a programme of yearly audits, but your organisation will need to undergo a recertification audit every three years. Submit the Application Form for a free quote.