ISO 22000:2005- Food Safety Management System




The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross-national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain. ISO 22000:2005 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.

KBS is the best accredited certification body for Food Safety Management System based on ISO 22000 and has certified a number of big and small organizations worldwide including Catering Service providers for Indian Railways. We are EIAC (Emirates International Accreditation Center) Accredited for ISO 22000:2005. Our food auditors have proven core competence in the field and work with all sincerity and due professionalism.


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Certification Process


The certification process includes following major steps. For further details kindly see procedure for certification system in the download section.


  1. Application/Enquiry
    Client submits the application form to KBS (Application for Certification).
  2. Review of Application by KBS
    KBS reviews the application to check if the requisite services can be provided and accordingly prepares the quotation/ estimate and the contract (Certification audit contract).
  3. Audit planning
    Once the contract is signed, KBS makes the audit programme and inform the client.
  4. Assessment
    Initial certification includes two stages assessment. Recertification includes only one stage. The assessment is carried out by the team at the sites against the applicable criteria. The report is provided to client identifying the compliancelevel includingany nonconformities.
  5. Verification of Non-conformities
    Client submits the implemented or proposed action based on the classification of non-conformity. KBS reviews the actions.
  6. Certification Decision
    KBS takes certification decision based on the report submitted by the audit team. If decision is in favour of grant of certification, a Certificate is Issued to the client.
  7. Surveillance assessment
    Surveillance assessment are held as per the periodicity defined and agreed. First surveillance within 12 months from the date of the stage 2 audit. Certificate is maintained based on the outcome of the surveillance audit and compliance with the requirements. First Surveillance within 12 months from the date of certification decision date.
  8. Recertification
    Before expiry of the certificate, recertification is planned and conducted.