The following material presents a short food safety
system development plan.
It briefly explains how a
management system (FSMS)
can be established. If you use our
plain English standard (Title 55) to
establish your organizationís
FSMS, you will take the following steps:
- Demonstrate a commitment to
- Document your organizationís
food safety policy.
- Support the establishment of a complete FSMS.
- Define the scope and boundaries of your FSMS.
- Plan the establishment of your organizationís FSMS.
- Document FSMS responsibilities and authorities.
- Appoint your organizationís food safety team leader.
- Appoint your organizationís food safety team.
- Establish food safety communication arrangements.
- Provide the resources that your FSMS needs.
- Provide competent food safety personnel.
- Provide training and awareness programs.
- Provide infrastructure and work environment.
- Establish your
prerequisite programs (PRPs).
- Perform a
food safety hazard analysis.
- Document your
food safety hazards.
- Specify acceptable hazard levels.
- Assess your food safety hazards.
- Select measures to control hazards.
operational prerequisite programs (OPRPs).
- Prepare your organizationís unique
- Establish a product lot
- Develop food safety emergency procedures.
- Identify and correct nonconforming products.
- Evaluate data and take
- Control products that are potentially unsafe.
- Control your monitoring and measuring methods.
- Validate your food safety control measures.
- Verify that your FSMS has been implemented.
- Evaluate the results of your verification
- Perform regular
internal audits of your FSMS.
- Carry out food safety management reviews.
- Document your organizationís unique FSMS.
- Control food safety management documents.
- Control your food safety management
improve your FSMS.
To see a detailed version of the above FSMS development
plan, please see our plain English standard (Parts
4 to 8).
course, you may already have an existing
this is true, you donít
need to follow a detailed FSMS development plan. You
find it easier and more efficient to use a
gap analysis approach, instead.
A gap analysis would compare your existing FSMS
with the ISO 22000
requirements. Such a comparison would pinpoint the areas
that fall short
of the standard (the gaps). By focusing on filling your unique
gaps, you will soon comply with the ISO 22000 standard.
If you already have an existing FSMS, a
is more targeted and
efficient. It is more targeted and efficient because it
takes an incremental
ignores areas that already comply with the standard.