International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the ISO 22000:2005 standard – Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain – in 2005. This standard is expected to become a universally accepted food safety standard replacing all currently internationally recognised food standards.
ISO 22000:2005 combines the HACCP principles of Codex Alimentarius with those of good business practices and the requirements for traceability and labelling. It is applicable in all segments of the food chain.
Organizations already holding one of the ISO management system certificates (ISO 9001, ISO 14001…) or even a HACCP system certificate can acquire an ISO 22000:2005 certificate will less strain.