The process described in ISO 22000 includes the following steps:
– Identify, evaluate, and control the food safety hazards that may be expected to occur in order to avoid harming the consumer directly or indirectly.
– Communicate appropriate information through the food chain regarding safety issues related to the product.
– Communicate the information concerning the development, implementation, and updating of the food safety management system throughout the organization.
– Evaluate periodically and update, when necessary, the food safety management system to cover the company’s actual activities and the most recent information on food safety hazards Development, implementation, and certification of a food safety management system is a continuous journey, with the independent audit representing one element of the total assessment process.