News May 2022

News May 2022



New publications, revisions and a new convenor


Publication of ISO 22003 series

On World Food Safety Day (7 June 2022), the following standards from JWG36 will be published:

ISO 22003-1, Food safety — Part 1: Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems

ISO 22003-2, Food safety — Part 2: Requirements for bodies providing evaluation and certification of products, processes and services, including an audit of the food safety system.

The above publications are the result of the revision of the previous (only 1 part) version from 2013.

ISO 22003-1 is based on ISO/IEC 17021-1. 

ISO 22003-2 was added to try to provide a level playing field across the different approaches to certification of food safety systems. ISO/IEC 17021-1 and ISO/IEC 17065 provided two separate platforms and Part 2 was developed to try to provide the gap requirements between the two. Furthermore, it provides stakeholders with a level playing field, whether they be regulators or industry associations.

Revision of ISO/TS 22002 series in progress

WG11 has initiated the comprehensive revision progress with the prerequisite programmes, the 22002-series. 

Preliminary work items were approved in 2021 where a new part 100 for common requirements and a part 7 for retail were introduced. The intention with the new part 100 is to extract all common requirements from all sectors into one single document, where the remaining specific parts then will contain specific requirements for each specific sector.  

With this model, the committee ensures a flexible approach where new sectors in future can be added without revising all parts of the series. At the same time, revisions can easily be initiated on individual without involving all parts.

New WG11 convenor

After many years of excellent service and highly valued contributions, Jacob Færgemand decided by the end of 2021 to retire as convenor of WG11. The commitee members send a big thank to Jacob. 

To succeed Jacob, Mark Overland from Cargill, US will take over the convenorship to lead WG 11 towards a succesful revision process of the 22002-series. The secretariat looks very much forward to working with Mark.