ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Training

Whatever their size, or product, all food producers have a responsibility to manage the safety of their products and the well-being of their consumers. That’s why ISO 22000 exists.

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious. ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards, at the same time as working together with other ISO management standards, such as ISO 9001. Applicable to all types of producer, ISO 22000 provides a layer of reassurance within the global food supply chain, helping products cross borders and bringing people food that they can trust.

What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a food safety management system. An FSMS based on ISO 22000 gives food producers a structured approach and necessary mechanisms to manage the safety of their products and services. As part of the FSMS, ISO 22000 requires the establishment of effective communication with interested parties, implementing a risk-based approach, establishing and maintaining prerequisite programs, hazard control plans (OPRPs and CCPs), monitoring the performance of FSMS and food safety, and seeking and realizing continual improvement opportunities.

ISO 22000 adopts a process approach which integrates the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle and risk-based thinking at organizational and operational levels. Organizations seeking to implement an FSMS based on ISO 22000 must establish a food safety policy and set the food safety objectives. The policy and objectives must be established by the top management, and a traceability system should be implemented to trace the products through the supply chain.

The requirements of ISO 22000 are generic and applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of their size or complexity. ISO 22000 is developed according to the High-Level Structure (HLS), as such it is aligned with other ISO management system standards. This allows organizations to integrate an FSMS with other management systems such as a QMS based on ISO 9001, an EMS based on ISO 14001, etc. In addition, ISO 22000 encourages organizations to align with other guidelines, specifications, or requirements related to food safety or to specific food sectors which can further contribute to achieve the food safety objectives.

Why is Food Management important for you?

As the companies in the food industry prepare to face the challenges of the 21st century, they will need mechanisms that ensure the safety of their products and services, and they will have to maintain and improve customer satisfaction and confidence. As such, these companies need competent individuals with proven credentials to establish, implement, audit, and maintain measures that ensure food safety. 

An ISO 22000 certificate ensures a formal and independent recognition of your professional competences. Megademi training courses are designed to enhance your knowledge and comprehension of ISO 22000 requirements and best practices of food safety. Specifically, our ISO 22000 Lead Implementer training course enables you to help, support, and guide organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve an FSMS based on ISO 22000. Our ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training course acquaints you with an auditing approach that is based on internationally recognized standards and good practices.

Benefits of ISO 22000 Food Management

Each individual’s quality of life will benefit from the rules and regulations of ISO 22000 by the provisions of the following:

  • Higher quality jobs in the food industry
  • Improved utilization of resources worldwide
  • Increased company profits
  • Potential increased economic growth
  • Insurance of safer food
  • Reduction in rates of foodborne disease
  • More efficient documentation of techniques, methods and procedures

How do I get started with ISO 22000 Training?

Becoming ISO 22000 certified is a key factor, which clients are putting an emphasis on when conducting business. That is why Megademi’s accredited courses offer you the best practices and tools on how to improve your food safety and at the same time boost your profits.

Megademi ISO 22000 training courses

Learn more about Food Management Systems by attending Megademi’s ISO 22000 training courses. Check the training courses below and find the one that suits you best.

ISO 22000 Introduction/Foundation

Introduction to Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on ISO 22000. Best practices of FSMS based ISO 22000.

ISO 22000 Internal Auditor

Practice of the Audit of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) based on ISO 22000 within company


ISO 22000 Lead Implementer

Master the implementation and management of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) based on ISO 22000

ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

Master the Audit of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) based on ISO 22000

Megademi is approved training partner by Exemplar Global for ISO Courses.

Exemplar Global has been accredited for Management System Auditor courses and personnel accreditation. Formerly known as RABQSA, Exemplar Global has over 30 years of expertise building certification programs for the conformity community. RABQSA was established in 2004 from the merger of the personnel certification activities of the U.S Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) with the Australia-based Quality Society of Australasia (QSA).