Prerequisite programmes on food safety – Part 1: Food manufacturing

ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards.

ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size or complexity, which are involved in the manufacturing step of the food chain and wish to implement PRP in such a way as to address the requirements specified in ISO 22000:2005, Clause 7.

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ISO 22000:2005 Standard

ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000:2005 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.

ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements to enable an organization:

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Kellogg Cereal Recalled

Kellogg Company has recalled 28 million boxes of breakfast cereal in the United States over fears an unknown chemical that has tainted its packaging could cause diarrhoea and vomitting.

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A researcher tests reusable grocery bags for E. coli and other forms of bacterial contamination

50% of Reusable shopping bags carry E-Coli

Reusable grocery bags can serve as a breeding ground for dangerous food-borne bacteria and pose a serious risk to public health, according to a joint food safety research report issued today by researchers at the University of Arizona (Tucson) and Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, California).

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FS22000- The new way to say FSSC 22000

Realizing that FSSC 22000 is a cumbersome way to refer to the Food Safety System Certification 22000, the board of stakeholders has determine to use the abbreviation FS22000. The official name will not change, and the website is still but we can all refer to it by the short and easy to say name […]

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Small Producer Amendments Proposed to Food Safety Bill

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) says she plans to cosponsor two amendments being circulated by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) that would protect small producers from provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S 510. The bill, which passed the Senate Health Labor and Pensions Committee in November, is awaiting a vote by the full Senate. […]

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Editorial: Food safety bill merits swift passage

Each year, 325,000 Americans are hospitalized with foodborne illnesses, and 5,000 people die. And yet for decades, the main agencies charged with the nation’s food safety — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — have been under resourced and hampered by archaic laws too often put in place back […]

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Volcanic ash could pose a threat to food safety

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is investigating potential food safety risks emerging from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Food headlines related to the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland have so far focused on the air transport chaos and its impact on imports and business travel. But with smoke still billowing from the volcano, the European […]

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