Obtaining ISO certification involves two steps:
- Consulting (Preparatory Stage)
What is ISO 22000 standards are about?
ISO 22000 Food Safety MS gives the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to it. It also helps and organization needs to establish and to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe.
This standard can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. By Obtaining ISO 22000 certification it allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place. This provides customer confidence in the product.
Process involved in obtaining ISO 22000 Certification in Iraq
To start the process from the scratch, Organization has to first establish the ISO 22000 system in place and obtain approach a third party ISO 22000 Certification Body. The major stages are
- ISO 22000 Consulting
- ISO 22000 Audit
- Hiring a consultant
- Employing suitable personnel
- Steps involved in the consulting phase:
- Gap Audit
- Awareness Training
- Internal Auditor Training
- Conducting Internal Audit
- Corrective Action
- Interacting with External Certification body
Stage1 Audit: To check the preparedness of your organization in terms of coverage, documentation, Implementation etc. Some corrections or area of improvement points will be pointed out.
Stage2 Audit: To check the effectiveness of implementation. Any deviation is notified as “non conformity”.
Non-Conformity and Corrective Action: Any non conformity (a failure or deviation) is documented, analysed and corrective action is taken in the system such that the same type of problems will never occur in future. On submission of Corrective Action details, CB will process for the certification.
Time grossly depends on the size and competence of the personnel involved in the consulting and implementation process.
Management Commitment is also very important for successful out come of ISO 14001 Certification.
IAS can support organization to obtained ISO 14001 Certification in Iraq.
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