Transition to ISO 22000:2018

Transition ISO 22000:2018

Start preparing for the transition from ISO 22000:2005 to ISO 22000:2018.

The 2018 version of ISO 22000 is published on 18th June 2018. With this release, ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn. Companies certified to the ISO 22000:2005 standard have to transition their certificate to ISO 22000:2018, and the transition deadline is expected to be three years after release date. 

The aim of the ISO 22000 is to harmonize the requirements for food safety management on a global level. The standard contributes to ensure food safety throughout the whole food chain from farm-to table. The standard does not state specific criteria for Food Safety Performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of a management system.

The new standard ISO 22000:2018 standard has established a transitional period of 3 years from its publication.

This means that the validity of the certificates issued in compliance with the ISO 22000:2005 are not valid after the end of the transition period 17 June 2021, regardless of the actual expiry date that may be later. Therefore, the adoption of the new standard and the relative assessment of the effective implementation of the system should be carried out no later than 3 years after the publication of the ISO 22000:2018.

Main changes in ISO 22000:2018

ISO 22000:2018 applies the ISO High Level Structure (HLS), common for all ISO standards. As it follows the same structure as other widely applied ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it will be easier to integrate with other management systems.

Users familiar with ISO 22000:2005 will recognize that most of the requirements of the ISO 22000:2005 are continued in ISO 22000:2018. However, there are some new and revised requirements. Some of the changes are induced by the HLS, but in addition there are some that are specific for food safety management.

How We can Help? Transition packages

ISO certification Body ISB-K2A can guide you from preparations to transition to the new standard. We are preparing three transition packages for ISO 22000 that can support you on your transition journey. They include everything from basic awareness sessions and material to self-assessments and transition audits – depending on your need.

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