Implementation of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) is a requirement of the legislation. HACCP requires a thorough risk assessment study at all stages of production (from farm to fork). The purpose of the study is to manage risks and reduce or eliminate the risk / likelihood of occurrence.
ISO 22000: 2018 is a commercial standard for food safety management. It is not mandatory by law but it is extremely useful both commercially and practically for the better functioning of your food business and for ensuring the proper handling of food. ISO 22000 includes HACCP but also all the requirements of legislation such as traceability, labeling, hazardous product management, declarations of raw materials and finished product specifications, etc. ISO 22000:2018 was released in June, 2018 to replace the old version, ISO 22000:2005. Companies certified with ISO 22000:2005 have to transit to the new version within 3 years, until June, 2021. After this period, ISO 22000:2005 certificate is no longer recognized. It is the time now to plan plan for the transition.
ISO 9001: 2015 sets the standard for a quality management system. It can be used by any organization, regardless of its size and scope of business. ISO 9001: 2015 is aimed at quality assurance and customer satisfaction. Using ISO 9001: 2015 helps to assure customers get consistent and high quality of products and services, which brings many business benefits and provides opportunities to expand into new markets. Implementation of ISO 9001: 2015 helps the organization work in a more efficient way as all the processes will be aligned and understood by all the people in the business. This increases productivity, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The new version of ISO 9001: 2015 uses High Level Structure (HLS) to enhance compatibility and integration of standards. Risk-based thinking, leadership and decision rules approaching are emphasized to achieve bottom line improvement and enhance efficiency.
Our consulting team keeps you informed for the requirements of the legislation and the implementation of quality systems. It can undertake the preparation, development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of systems in your business as well as the training of personnel. Additionally, we provide consultancy services for the transition to new versions of the standards.