Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Programme
With a foundation based on Food Safety Management System (FSMS), the present food industry is leading towards a new phase, targeting Safe and Quality Food for All. ISO 22000: Food Safety Management System, a network of interrelated elements that combine to ensure that food does not cause adverse human health effects, is a requisite for assisting an organization to reduce organizational risk and client confidence. The standard is important if we are required to produce safe, quality food products that meet specifications and customer requirements.
The recent scares faced by the food industry in terms of food recalls, tarnishing the brand images of many established well-known food companies, has made it critical for food processors to create and maintain a robust food safety management system. These companies require the proficiency of experienced professionals from the industry to meet the stringent requirements set forth in the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA), along with young professionals to keep the costs low. Therefore, they must have a thorough knowledge of the crucial parts of the FSMS and technical, statutory, regulatory under the ISO 22000 standard.
An improved food safety system in an organization is important to provide a competitive edge globally through improved food safety standards. The global market players are already in a continuous race to provide world-class food products. However, this rivalry streak has already brought too many risks to food safety, some even leading to the ultimate disaster of food recalls. The risk based controls have to be applied in order to maintain safety of food in the food industry, retail establishments, catering and hospitality industry. These basic tools are provided by the ISO 22000 based Food Safety Management System that ensures the production of safe food.