since the first publication of iso 22000 in 2005, users along the supply chain have been facing new food safety challenges – spurring a need for the standard to be revised.
it is normal process for an iso standard to be revised. in fact, every 5 years standards are reviewed to determine whether a revision is necessary, to ensure that the standards remain as relevant and useful to businesses as possible.
the revised standard was published in june 2018.
more information on this process can be seen in the timeline below. learn more about the process of standard development.
|proposal stage||november 2014|
|preparatory stage||november 2015|
|committee stage (cd)||december 2016|
|enquiry stage (dis)||july 2017|
|approval stage (fdis)||february 2018|
the major proposed changes to the standard include modifications to its structure as well as clarifying key concepts such as:
more information about the changes can be found in the news area.
the revision of the standard is carried out by specialists from over 30 countries with expertise in establishing, implementing and auditing food safety management systems (iso/tc34/sc17/w8).
see the iso/tc 34/sc 17 homepage.