ISO 22000: 2005 Food Safety Management Systems -- Requirements for any organization in the food chain. Is an International Standard designed to ensure safe supply of foodstuff throughout the entire supply chain on a worldwide basis from crop and primary source producers, transport and storage operators, retail and food service outlets together with their suppliers, including manufacturers of equipment, and packaging, amongst others. The standard essentially addresses food safety concerns and contains requirements according to the HACCP principles of the Codex Alimentarius, Good manufacturing practices, Interactive communication within the chain of supply, reduced insurance premiums and enhanced status.
ISO 22000 is a generic food safety management system standard. It defines a set of general food safety requirement that apply to all the organization in the food chain. ISO 22000:2005 is designed to be used for certification process. It does not matter how complex the organization is or what size it is, ISO 22000:2005 can help to ensure the safety of its food product. Food chain consists of entire sequence of stages & operations involve in the creation & consumption of food product. It includes the production process, distribution, storage & handling of all food & its ingredients.