Comments sought for revision of food safety management standard


ISO 22000, the international standard on food safety management systems was published in 2005. Since then, markets' needs have evolved and in September this year there are plans to revise the standard.

If you are a stakeholder involved in the food chain, and you use, implement, or make reference to ISO 22000, we would like to receive your comments and feedback on the standard.

In order to remain as relevant as possible, ISO standards are reviewed every 5 years to assess the need for a revision. The committee behind ISO 22000, ISO/TC 34/SC 17, is currently running a review until mid-June to collect as many comments as possible on the standard before the revision process is set to start in September.

If you represent industry, consumers, governments, regulators, laboratories, or any other organisation active in the food industry, what do you like about the standard, what do you think needs to be changed, and did you have any problems implementing it?

If you wish to suggest improvements for the next version of ISO 22000, please send your comments to by 10 June.

Published in consumer and occupational safety.