Food Safety Management Systems Scheme

The scheme is based on certifications  which demonstrate an organisation’s ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.  There are various standards recognised under this scheme, each based on CODEX Alimentarius Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.  The publically available certification standard recognised under this scheme is ISO 22000:2005 - Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organisation in the food chain.

Applicant CABs will need to comply with ISO/TS 22003:2013 - Food safety management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems.

As a management systems scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 – Conformity Assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.

Benefits

  • Enables food companies to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe.
  • Promotes industry best practice for food safety.

Scheme owner

International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.