ISO 22000, which was developed by ISO Technical Committee (TC) 34, Food products, Subcommittee (SC) 17, Management systems for food safety, and first published in 2005, is designed to assist organizations of all sizes in managing their food safety activities in a reliable, cost-effective manner. The International Standard includes governing principles, guidelines, and procedures for food safety management systems, as well as guidance on overseeing food safety as part of a single coherent process.
ISO standards are generally reviewed in five-year cycles to ensure that the contents of the documents are current and useful for users. ISO TC 34 SC 17 is currently scheduled to begin the revision process for ISO 22000 in September.
ISO is particularly interested in receiving feedback on the benefits and drawbacks of the current edition of ISO 22000 from stakeholder organizations associated with the global food chain that have referenced, implemented, or otherwise made use of this International Standard in connection with their work. In addition to general responses, respondents are asked to consider the following specific questions: