The benefits that an organization may get out of the application of ISO 22000 and its certification are mostly based on the management’s intentions of selecting this standard. However, following examples provide some direction about what the ISO 22000 can give the organizations in terms of its benefits
“It is our practice to understand the benefits that our customers want by applying ISO 22000 and then design the system in a way to help the organization to realize these benefits”.
An ISO 22000 certified organization is considered to be more reliable than the other similar organizations that are not certified. The certification is globally accepted and is gained by large as well as small organizations hence bring an equality in terms its positioning of brand reliability per say. The certification adds up to the brand recognition.
Interested parties of an organization include its customers, owners, employees, suppliers, bankers, etc. All these have certain expectations in terms of the performance of the organization. Due to the improved consistency of the organization after application of ISO 22000 based food safety management system, the organization’s performance becomes more and more reliable. As a result the trust level and confidence of all these interested parties get a boost.
The ISO 22000 requires the organization to establish certain pre-requisite programmes that in most cases meet the statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to food hygiene. Thus the organization witnesses an improved compliance to such requirements.
By consistently delivering safe to consume food, an ISO 20000 certified organization contributes to the betterment of the society in terms of reduction in food borne diseases.
By adopting the various measures through an application of the food safety management system, the product shelf life improves due to the reduction in the contamination.