As a consultant firm, Absolute Integrated Management systems advises the public to be keen on the upcoming revisions on the ISO 22000.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which is involved in any aspect of the food chain and wants to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000:2005 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.
It is anticipated that the standard will be published in 2018 as ISO 22000:2018. Currently, the latest available draft is the Draft International Standard (DIS).
Once the standard is published in 2018, certified sites are required to undergo a transition into the new standard. Organizations that are certified to FSSC 22000, need to be cognizant of the fact that the new Version 4 will come into effect in Jan 2018.