The ISO 22000, by the International Organization for Standardization, is a food safety management system that aids all types of food producers in managing the safety of their products and the well-being of their consumers, providing assurance throughout the global food supply chain. It helps products cross borders and deliver trustworthy food to people. It can be applied to the entire food sector, including:
Agriculture or Animal and Plant Handling
Food Processing, Ingredients, and Pet Food
Food and Animal Feed Processing
Trade, retail, and e-commerce
Transportation and Storage Services
Auxiliary services (water supply, pest control, cleaning services, etc.)
Chemicals and Biochemicals (production of auxiliary food and feed processing)
ISO 22005 Food Supply Chain Traceability System
Traceability is a crucial element of food safety management systems and a critical point in achieving the ultimate goal: providing safe food to the end consumer. ISO 22005, part of the ISO standards series, assists businesses across the entire food sector in understanding and implementing a set of requirements to ensure that their products are traceable at all stages of the supply chain.
ISO 22005 provides guidelines and requirements for establishing and maintaining traceability in food and feed chains. Traceability involves the ability to identify and track the history, distribution, location, and application of products, components, and materials throughout the entire food supply chain. This includes processes such as production, processing, distribution, and handling.