Food chain management and food safety are crucial to our existence at a time of unprecedented global pandemic. It was necessary to provide food for all citizens, locked between the walls of the house. The food industry was among the few that could not have been completely closed… That is why the topic of this issue of "BDS Compass" is about food safety management systems. Again, we present important standards because they provide certainty, which is based on critical thinking about possible risks and analysis of potential hazards.
BDS EN ISO 22000 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain sets requirements to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a management system providing products and services that are safe.
Food safety is very important at every point of the chain - from raw food stuff to meals at the table. The practical guide ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems. Requirements, is based on an international standard and is helpful to any organization to control hazards and ensure food safety.
We also present two standardization documents related to the topic.
The lead auditor Nadezhda Vasileva talks about how we are surrounded by examples of the need for standards. "In our world - in global business processes and in global markets, standards are extremely important to ensure a fair trade process," she said.
Regions, countries, cities and mountain villages are proud of their food and drinks, which are on the tables all over the world. We present EU geographical indication schemes that protect the specific know-how, authenticity and agri-environment specific to a product.
What is important to all of us is what is on the labels. We present the requirements described in the European regulation № 1169/2011, which help consumers to make their informed choice at the stand in the grocery store.