Food Safety

ISO 22000 Certification: Food Safety


Many standards have been developed within food safety: specific company standards, legal regulations, as well as standards developed by retailers.

Their proliferation made their application difficult. At the same time, food safety principles have spread across the world. The safety of foodstuffs has become a major issue for all players in the food supply chain.

ISO 22000 is a single standard with worldwide reach, addressing all food safety principles. It has thus become necessary for all players in the food supply chain.


The ISO 22000 standard is the first international standard for implementation of a certified food safety management system.

It covers Interactive communication, System Management and Hazard control.



Food Expertise

Bureau Veritas certification can help every player in the food supply chain to meet the highest standards of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental compliance. Bureau Veritas Certification has already issued more than 500 certificates worldwide.


Bureau Veritas Certification was part of the technical committee which developed the ISO 22000 standard from the very beginning.

It was the first international certification body worldwide to obtain ISO 22000 accreditation from DANAK. We are now accredited worldwide by the international accreditation body UKAS.

We can also provide locally accredited certification in 9 countries


We are operate in more than 100 countries. This global presence means that our clients can receive the double advantage of international expertise combined with a genuine depth of local knowledge (language, culture, laws, customs, etc.) ensuring a high quality audit.


The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.


common questions

What does IS0 22000 cover?

Interactive communication: the Standard requires the organization to proactively communicate with key stakeholders in order to understand their needs and demands, and inform them of any variances.
System Management: the standard builds on ISO 9001 to enhance the implementation of effective food safety systems.
Hazard control: an effective system that can control food safety hazards to acceptable levels in end products (or delivered to the next step in the food supply chain).

Already certified ISO 9001, should I replace it with ISO 22000?

No. ISO 22000 should be seen as a necessary complement to ISO 9001, not just as a stand-alone standard.
When combined, the resulting system could deliver excellence in food manufacturing & supply.

Already certified on other standards, what should I focus on?

If your company is certified in compliance with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) or the International Food Standard (IFS), work will be necessary on in-house and external communication, documented HACCP analysis and the underlying documentation, as well as commitment from top management.
If certified against DS3027 (HACCP), Dutch Criteria for HACCP or similar standards, you will need to focus on in-house and external communication, GMP-like management measures, and acceptable levels for critical parameters.

Should I train internal auditors on ISO 22000?

The ISO 22000 standard requires that internal audits shall be performed by competent auditors.
Bureau Veritas Certification offers IRCA registered training sessions from 3 to 5 days which could be arranged in-house.