GCL International Achieves Accreditation for ISO 22000:2018

We are delighted to announce that GCL International has been awarded its UKAS accreditation for the new ISO 22000:2018 food safety standard (transitioned from ISO 22000:2005).

Mahmut Sogukpinar“We are now looking forward to supporting our existing clients with their transitions from the 2005 to the new 2018 standard for food safety. As an international qualified body to issue accredited certification to this highly acclaimed food safety standard (ISO 22000:2018) we are also looking forward to supporting prospective clients” Mahmut Sogukpinar, Technical Manager FSMS.

The long awaited 2018 version of ISO 22000 is the latest ISO standard to be published based on the Annex SL principles which means clients are able to integrate with great ease with sister standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. ISO 22000:2018 cancels and replaces ISO 22000:2005. Organisations certified to the standard have three years from the date of publication to transition to the new version.

With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalisation of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a timely response. Food safety is about the prevention, elimination and control of foodborne hazards, from the site of production to the point of consumption. Since food safety hazards may be introduced at any stage of the process, every company in the food supply chain must exercise adequate hazard controls. In fact, food safety can only be maintained through the combined efforts of all parties: governments, producers, retailers and end consumers. https://www.iso.org/news/ref2301.html.

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