ISO 22000 2005 Food Safety Management System Development Plan

The following material presents a short food safety management
system development plan
. It briefly explains how a food safety
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:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to food safety.
  2. Document your organizationís food safety policy.
  3. Support the establishment of a complete FSMS.
  4. Define the scope and boundaries of your FSMS.
  5. Plan the establishment of your organizationís FSMS.
  6. Document FSMS responsibilities and authorities.
  7. Appoint your organizationís food safety team leader.
  8. Appoint your organizationís food safety team.
  9. Establish food safety communication arrangements.
  10. Provide the resources that your FSMS needs.
  11. Provide competent food safety personnel.
  12. Provide training and awareness programs.
  13. Provide infrastructure and work environment.
  14. Establish your prerequisite programs (PRPs).
  15. Perform a food safety hazard analysis.
  16. Document your food safety hazards.
  17. Specify acceptable hazard levels.
  18. Assess your food safety hazards.
  19. Select measures to control hazards.
  20. Establish operational prerequisite programs (OPRPs).
  21. Prepare your organizationís unique HACCP plan.
  22. Establish a product lot traceability system.
  23. Develop food safety emergency procedures.
  24. Identify and correct nonconforming products.
  25. Evaluate data and take corrective actions.
  26. Control products that are potentially unsafe.
  27. Control your monitoring and measuring methods.
  28. Validate your food safety control measures.
  29. Verify that your FSMS has been implemented.
  30. Evaluate the results of your verification activities.
  31. Perform regular internal audits of your FSMS.
  32. Carry out food safety management reviews.
  33. Document your organizationís unique FSMS.
  34. Control food safety management documents.
  35. Control your food safety management records.
  36. Continually update and improve your FSMS.

Of course, you may already have an existing FSMS. If this is true, you donít
need to follow a detailed FSMS development plan. You would probably
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 food safety
gaps, you will soon comply with the ISO 22000 standard.

If you already have an existing FSMS, a gap analysis is more targeted and
efficient. It is more targeted and efficient because it takes an incremental
approach and ignores areas that already comply with the standard.


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