The objective of the ISO 22000 standard is to comply with the principles of the Codex Alimentarius and to provide an auditable standard for any company in the food chain, in order to guarantee the safety of food and the safety of these companies.
The ISO 22000 standard does not set the same requirements for all companies, as the standards and procedures required for high-risk areas of one food industry may not be appropriate for others. For this reason, the standard is not limited to providing a compliance “check list ”, unlike other certification systems.
If a company wants to obtain a certificate according to ISO 22000 standard, it needs to monitor the laws of the local and export markets as well as the specifications and requirements of its customers. Therefore, the ISO 22000 standard requires specific adaptation to the needs of the industry of each type of food product.