IFS and BRC Food Safety and Quality Management Systems, are more specialised, detailed and demanding standards than that of ISO 22000, and they are applied mainly in enterprises that are interested to export their products in the United Kingdom, America and in other European countries that follow and require from their suppliers implementation of the specific Quality Systems. Our company has the required experience in IFS and BRC food safety systems, in their preparation, as well as in their implementation in food industry. Also, the WHO-FAO HACCP System Codex Alimentarius, sets the basic parameters for the correct implementation of Safety and Quality in terms of preparation, production ,package, storage, distribution of foods. Codex Alimentarius certificate is not enough in most authorities, however constitutes a solid proof of real interest of small enterprise that is related with the Chain of Foods, for the observation of Equitable Rules of Practical Safety of Foods, as HACCP.
Food safety is the essential condition for the production and distribution of foods in the consumers. Food safety in general, is connected with the existence and identification of dangers in the foodstuff in any stage of the food chain , and it is essential the presence of correct analysis and hazard management in the various stages of this chain. This total management is achieved by the implementation of standard ISO 22000:2005 (it includes the old Greek Standard for HACCP principles implementation ELOT 1416 which is no more certified). ISO 22000:2005 aims at the guarantee of hygiene and safety of foods and drinks. In each stage of the food chain, all food related hazards are analyzed such as microbiological, chemical and physical hazards, the potential causes are been checked as well as their results and their corrective actions. This standard applies to enterprises and organisms that are related with:
Such enterprises and organisms can be: restaurants, catering business, manufactures/industries of production of foods and drinks, packing centres, tourist enterprises and others. Obligatory henceforth (by OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC FEK 2422/08) is also its implementation in forages production enterprises , ensuring the safety of forages in the the complete food chain. ISO 22000:2005 therefore is related and is applied in:
These objectives are achieved with the total providence for the Management of Quality which it lends ISO 22000:2005, that brings as resulting from the successful analysis and prevention of by any chance undesirable dangers of foodstuff safety, but also their achieved confrontation, when these happen, with the aid of involved traceability system records and processes that are applied by each enterprise. In conclusion, ISO 22000:2005 applies to all kind of enterprises and organisms that are related with the foods and drink industry and it constitutes a functional and most excellent administrative and organisational tool.
The involved steps of planning and implementation of ISO 22000:2005, are as follows: