The 2018 version of ISO 22000 was published on June 19 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 With this release, ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn.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 there is a 3-year transition period until June 19 2021. We recommend to start the transition preparations already now. 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.
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. Learn more about the changes here.
Choose the transition package that suits your needs
DNV GL can guide you from preparations to transition to the new standard. As different companies need different levels of support to transition, we have prepared three transition packages that can support you on your transition journey. They include everything from basic awareness sessions and material to self-assesments and migration audits - depending on your need.