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AFAQ AFNOR launches new ISO certification


March 27, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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In recent years, food scares
around the world have placed food safety at the top of everybody’s
agenda. As the only international standard on food safety, ISO 22000
harmonizes practices in the sector and facilitates trade.

In recent years, food scares around the world have placed food safety at the top of everybody’s agenda. As the only international standard on food safety, ISO 22000 harmonizes practices in the sector and facilitates trade. AFAQ AFNOR International, together with its North American partner QMI Management Systems Registration, has now added this standard to its wide-ranging certification portfolio. ISO 22000 applies to every stage of the food supply chain – from producers to retailers and from family-run businesses to large industrial interests. This certification helps organizations meet European regulatory requirements by combining traceability and the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program to effectively manage all risks associated with food safety. Groups can also gain from skilled external impartiality and vision to ensure continual improvement, opening new doors for exporters leading to international recognition. Compatible with all existing certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IFS, BRC), ISO 22000 is likely to become the benchmark in food safety. Companies who certify their food safety management systems demonstrate their ability to manage food safety risks. ISO 22000 also enables organizations to confirm the effectiveness of their systems and processes.
For further information, please visit www.afaq.afnor.co.uk.

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