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ISO 22000: 2018 certification consulting services

Post at 17/03/2021

Thanks to the successful application of the food safety management system ISO 22000: 2018, many businesses operating in the field of trading and food processing have improved product quality and working environment conditions. The application of ISO 22000 in food processing is considered as a safe food production solution according to international standards for domestic consumption.
What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is an international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) with a focus on activities related to food safety in an enterprise.
The full name of the ISO 22000 standard is ISO 22000 Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain means “Food safety management systems – Requirements for organizations in the food chain”.

ISO 22000 standard – Food safety management system is recognized and applied worldwide. The ISO 22000 standard that is built in the context of food safety and hygiene is of utmost importance.


ISO 22000 – Food safety management systems

ISO 22000 is built on the foundation of the principle of “Hazard analysis and critical point control – HACCP” combined with the requirements of “Quality management system – ISO 9001” applied to the production chain. Export and supply of food from cultivation, animal husbandry to processing and supply.
ISO 22000 is a testament to your business units ensuring hygiene when producing safe food products.
Which businesses need to apply ISO 22000?
The ISO 22000 standard sets out the general requirements that are applicable to all organizations and businesses in the food chain, regardless of the size, type or complexity of the organization. This includes organizations that operate directly or indirectly.
ISO 22000 is applicable to all organizations and businesses in the food chain


  • Production and processing of animal feed
  • Functional foods: for the elderly, children, sick people
  • Enterprises processing vegetables, tubers, fruits, milk, eggs, and aquatic products.
  • Beverage production and processing enterprises: soft drinks, purified water, wine, beer, coffee, tea, ..
  • Spice production and processing enterprises
  • Food transportation firms
  • Enterprises producing and processing ready-made food and restaurants
  • Supermarkets, wholesale and retail
  • Enterprises producing food packaging materials
  • Farming farming and breeding …
Why do businesses need ISO 22000 certification?

Currently, the issue of food safety and hygiene is one of the most painful issues in society, especially in areas such as urban or big cities, where unsafe food can be walked on. next to consumer health

Toxic chemicals, typically: pesticides, growth stimulants, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and weight gainers, when left in the meat and fish, if consumed, they must be consumed. accumulates gradually in adipose tissue. Spinal cord,…..of human. This is the premise for many dangerous diseases such as cancer, memory impairment, osteoarthritis,…..

Therefore, the Law on Food Safety was born with Decree 15/2018 / ND-CP providing detailed regulations to limit problems affecting food safety.

ISO 22000 certification is recognized as proof that your business unit is capable of producing and trading food that is safe and meets the requirements of applicable law.

In addition, according to the provisions of Point k, Clause 1, Article 12 of Decree No. 15/2018 / ND-CP at:

Article 12: Establishments are not required to issue Certificate of Eligibility for Food Safety

k) The establishment has been granted one of the Certifications: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Food Safety Management System ISO 22000, Valid International Food Standard (IFS), Global Food Safety Standard (BRC), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) or equivalent valid.

If your business unit has been granted ISO 22000: 2018 certification, your business will not need to have a certificate of eligibility for food hygiene and safety. Thus, businesses having certificates of conformity with standards of HACCP or ISO 22000 will have many advantages.

Benefit from the ISO 22000 food safety management system


An enterprise applying ISO 22000 food safety management standards will be recognized as having a food management system of international standards, creating a high competitive advantage, especially creating favorable conditions. for export to fastidious markets around the world. Besides, the application of ISO 22000 also brings many other benefits such as:

  • Standardize all production and business management activities of the enterprise.

  • Can replace many different standards: GMP, HACCP, EUROGAP, BRC, SQF, IFS.

  • Reduce cost of sales.

  • Minimize the risks of poisoning, lawsuits, and complaints of customers.

  • Increase the reputation, trustworthiness, and satisfaction of distributors and customers.

  • Improve the overall performance of the business.

  • Convenient in integration with other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO / IEC 17025, ISO 14000).

ISO 22000 certification consulting services for businesses

The ISO 22000 certification consultation process is carried out in a scientific and logical way to help businesses understand the procedures that need to be taken to achieve ISO 22000 certification.

Step 1: Register for a certificate

Business unit registered for certification at Vietnamese Quality (CLV). Need to provide basic information about the business, information about the field of activity, form of production, products, services being traded, … After that, CLV will agree with the enterprise and sign a contract. .

Step 2: Preliminary assessment

Based on the specific application of ISO 22000 by enterprises, CLV will have a team of consultants who will come to the preliminary assessment of the actual food safety management system at the enterprise.

Step 3: Document review

When registering for ISO 22000 certification, CLV will provide a list of documents that enterprises need to prepare for the process of evaluating and verifying the ISO 22000 system. ISO 22000 will be based on the size and type of specific businesses. There will be awareness training and internal assessment at this stage.

Step 4: Evaluate the management system

Certification body (third party) comes to actual assessment of ISO 22000 application in enterprises. Consider the match between reality and the content in the records, documents that the business provides. Then, give recommendations to businesses to fix the mismatches in the system.


Step 5: Check, fix and verify records

CLV will re-check the condition that needs to correct the nonconformities indicated in the previous step. Once the nonconformities have been corrected, the Certification Body will re-examine all documents and the results of the management system audit to consider issuing ISO 22000 certification.

Step 6: Issue the certificate and certification mark

After examining the audit documents, if the results are appropriate, the certification body will issue the certificate with the ISO 22000 certification mark to the enterprise.

Step 7: Monitoring and recertification

ISO 22000 certification is valid for up to 3 years (from the date of issue).

Up to the prescribed monitoring period, the Certification Body conducts periodic monitoring reviews. The results of the monitoring audit will be evidence to maintain the validity of the certification.

The usual number of monitoring assessments is 2 times (every 12 months). The supervisory audits are basically the same as the first certified audit.

Under what circumstances is ISO 22000 certificate revoked?

After achieving ISO 22000 certification for food, it is imperative for your business to maintain the application of the food safety management system required by the standard in order for the certificate to remain valid. In case the enterprise does not apply or operate a system that does not comply with the requirements of ISO 22000, the validity of the certificate will be invalidated and the certification body will revoke the certificate.

There are many businesses after getting the certificate but not maintaining the application of the system leading to delays or malfunctions in the operation process as well as revocation and the certificate will lose its effectiveness. .

Cost of ISO 22000 certification consultation

In fact, the cost of ISO 22000 certification per business unit varies. Some of the key factors involved in calculating the cost of ISO 22000 are as follows:

Size and scope of business:

What is the size of personnel and departments? This is the basis for the certification organization to define Manday (working day). And at the same time is the number of personnel participating in the assessment.

Scope of business locations: What business locations does the company have? Is the production location different from the headquarters location? This information will have much to do with travel costs; accommodation of experts.

Example: Travel expenses for 02 places or 01; In two different provinces or the same province.

Areas of operation of the business:

What industry does the business operate in: the complexity of the production process and the product. This is also one factor that the certification body will consider the cost. Because it will take time and need to be followed by technical experts.

Depending on the size, scope, and quantity of products of the business. Construction costs applied and personnel costs involved as well as registration costs, testing costs, … but the cost level also changes.

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