ISO 22000 Food Safety Management standard will help your company identify & eliminate food hazards.
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Food can become contaminated at any stage of the food chain, during production, processing, distribution, or preparation. As 90% of Singapore’s food consumption are imported, Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has been enforcing food safety standards for all foods imported from the point of production to the point food is sold.
First-time offenders under the Environmental Public Health Act face a maximum fine of $10,000, while repeat offenders face a fine of up to $20,000, three months in jail or both. The NEA and AVA will also press for deterrent sentences to be imposed by the court, where appropriate.
ISO 22000 is a Food Safety standard that can be used by any company regardless of size to implement proper food handling practices from the time food is produced to the time it is consumed.
Heavy metals, chemicals and virus contamination in soil can cause food crops to pose risks to human health. Fruits and vegetables can also become contaminated when sprayed with contaminated water.
Seafood can absorb a plethora of toxins in the water they live in or are stored. Toxins includes chemicals like PCBs, chlorinated pesticides, and harmful sediments,
Feed contamination can be from a variety of sources–from pre-harvest of ingredients such as grains to feed manufacturing, storage and transportation, to the storage of feed on the farm. The yolk of eggs can be contaminated when produced by infected hens.
Germs from the intestines of animals can contaminate surfaces used for food processing. Foods that touch these surfaces will in turn gets contaminated.
During the manufacturing processing, food can be contaminated with environmental contaminants like metal shavings, pesticides and chemicals used to operate and maintain the machinery
For a wide variety of foods, pathogens can contaminate storage containers which will spread to foods touching those surfaces.
To prevent food contamination during transportation, shippers and carriers are required to properly refrigerate food and clean vehicles between loadings.
During the trading process, food can spoil and become contaminated if it’s not kept at safe temperatures and left on a loading dock for too long.
Fresh produce can be contaminated if it is stored in warehouses that was not cleaned regularly or does not have the right temperature control to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
When shoppers decide not to proceed with the purchase and do not return the products to the refrigerator shelves, it could reach temperatures that allow bacteria to grow.
If a food worker is sick and does not wash his or her hands carefully, the food worker can spread germs by touching food.
ISO 22000 is a food safety standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and defines the requirements for a Food Safety Management System (FSMS). A FSMS specifies what an organization must do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for consumption.
ISO 22000 covers the following elements:
As ISO 22000 is derived from ISO 9001 (quality management), it is designed
in a way that can be integrated into an organization’s existing
management processes although it can also be used alone.
The benefits of using ISO 22000 are:
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