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ISO 22000

Food Safety Management System Certification

No matter your position on the food value chain, your products and services must meet consumer, industry and regulatory safety standards. This requires a rigorous approach to food safety management.

Improve quality of your food safety management system and consistently meet customer expectations of food safety and risk recognition.

consistently meet customer expectations of food safety

Certification of your food safety management system demonstrates your commitment to controlling food safety hazards and managing the safety of your products. It implies continual improvement and customer satisfaction. These are tangible benefits that play an important part in building a sustainable business performance.

The ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management System standard provides specific requirements for a food safety management system that will enhance your ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet customer, as well as statutory and regulatory demands.

Benefits of becoming certified

Certification to ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management by an independent third-party verifies the effectiveness of the FSMA in the food value chain.
The ISO 22000 standard enables your organization to:

  • Build and operate a food safety management system within a well-defined and clear framework that is flexible to your business needs and expectations.
  • Understand what the actual risks are for the consumers and for your company.
  • Provide a tool for food safety performance improvement and the means to monitor and measure food safety performance effectively.
  • Better meet food safety legal compliance and corporate requirements.

Certification to the standard provides an effective means for your company to communicate with stakeholders and other interested parties. It is an important element in demonstrating food safety commitment under corporate governance, corporate responsibility, and financial reporting requirements.


ISO 22000 can be applied by stakeholders across the food value chain. This includes livestock and crop farmers, animal feed producers, food manufacturers and processors and warehouse operators and distributors, as well as retailers, restaurateurs and food service professionals. The farm to fork approach of ISO 22000 encourages effective communication, consistent practices and trust-building among various food industry players, which lays the groundwork for more efficient hazard and risk control.

Global recognition as a reputable supplier

Certification is recognized internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.

Win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification and verification opens doors

Proven business credentials

Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.

Legal Compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

What is ISO 22000 ?

The ISO 22000 standard is compatible and harmonized with other international management system standards, including ISO 9001. It is ideal for integration with existing management systems and processes.
ISO 22000 is applicable to all organizations directly or indirectly involved in the food value chain. This includes producers of packaging or detergents, suppliers of cleaning services, pest control, or industrial laundry services. It allows assessment and demonstrates conformity of the product in relation to food safety and control of food safety hazards.


Step 1

Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.


Step 2

Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an WECERT Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.


Step 3

Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by WECERT. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.