ISO 22000 provides for an effective Food Safety Management System by organizations demonstrating their commitment with
competence to food safety combining food security initiatives. For FSMS organizations need to objectively demonstrate that competently acting to control food safety by a path
of controls that Prevent | Eliminate | Reduce | Mitigate hazards, now FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). For
this path to be effective the minimum needs are to address pre-requisite programs requirements (PRP); in the USA referred to Good Manufacturing Parctices (GMP, 21 CFR Part 110); application of the HACCP principles (21
CFR 120, 9 CFR 417); through a foundation of management practices and methods.
FSMS ISO 22000 applies to organizations, regardless of size and their role within the food chain, and includes;
service and catering providers, ingredient and additives suppliers, utensils and equipment manufacturers, packaging materials, farms, food processors, tourism and retailers.
BRS includes Food Defense | Food Security within FSMS assessments. Food Defense | Food
Security in support to achieve C-TPAT (Customer Border Patrol; Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).
The effects of FSMS benchmark ISO 22000 impacts many organizations within the global
base of suppliers. Because the food supply chain is more than consumable foods, includes many others that impact the food sector such as equipment, airlines, airports, tourism
vessels, utensils producer, hotels, restaurants, hospitals... which most likely will find benefit in the implementation and certification of FSMS ISO 22000 specially when chosen to combine
with ISO 9001, which BRS provides as one assessment - audit certifications. Further, FDA and USDA requirements are inclusive as a USA based certification body as 21 CFR Parts
110, 117, 120, 123 and others as legal obligations require.
The newer revision ISO 22000 has until year 2021 for organizations to update.