Food Safety Management System

Food Safety Management SystemFood Safety management system (FSMS) is defined as the part of an organization’s overall management system. This system consists of policy, objectives, processes, programs, etc. These aim to eliminate food related hazards and ensure food is safe to consume.

To establish an effective FSMS, the ISO 22000 Standard is widely used across the World. The latest version of this standard is the ISO 22000:2005 standard.

Benefits of a Food Safety Management System

Following are the benefits of an Food Safety Management System:

  1. Minimizes the occurrence of food safety related incidents
  2. Minimizes the likelihood of contracting food borne diseases
  3. Ensure compliance to Food Safety legislation
  4. Enhance Food Safety performance of supply chain
  5. Boost perception of the corporate image as “safe food manufacturer or service provider”
  6. Open doors to qualify as a global food supplier
  7. Enhances stakeholder confidence through implementation of hazard controls by the Organization
  8. Embeds food safety culture into the organizational culture

The best way to implement a food safety management system is by getting certified to the ISO 22000 Standard.

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Food Safety Management and the future

Today’s typical family has all or most of its members working in Organizations. This means that people do not have the time to cook for themselves and will have to depend more on packed food. Due to this high dependency on food manufactured outside, the onus is on organizations in the food chain to manufacture and present food that is “safe” to consume. Organizations will have to ensure that the food we eat is not contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, toxins and chemicals. To ensure this more and more organizations will think of implementing the Food Safety Management System.