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ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System Transition Program

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has officially published ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements for Any Organization in the Food Chain on 19 June 2018. It will replace the current ISO 22000:2005 on 29 June 2021. Companies certified to ISO 22000:2005 are given a 3-year transition period. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has extended the transition deadline till 31st December 2021. Therefore, as of 1st of January, ISO 22000:2005 shall cease.

ISO 22000:2018 Transition Timeline

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The transition to ISO 22000:2018 could take place during initial (new), surveillance, re-certification or non-routine audits. Therefore, we would advise you to make the necessary preparation to migration to ISO 22000:2018 as soon as possible, and to coincide with your upcoming surveillance or re-certification audit.

For more information on the key changes, please refer to the following link: ISO 22000:2018 Transition Kit.