DIS ISO 22003 part 1 & 2 circulated for comments

Since 2007, ISO 22003 is the complementary set of requirements applicable for CBs providing food safety management system certification under ISO 17021 accreditation.

In parallel to the current ISO 22003 revision, it has been decided to develop an ISO 22003 part 2 aiming to align and harmonise (see figure) the requirements applicable for food safety certification under ISO 17065 accreditation (product certification).

This double process has now reached a crucial stage as both drafts are for the first time at the same point within the ISO standardisation process and have been circulated simultaneously for comments within the users’ community.

The ballot is open until October 25th 2021.

The received comments will be dealt with by the CASCO JWG 36 during remote meetings in December. The parallel treatment will allow to keep consistency within both parts by mirroring the changes in both parts, as relevant and applicable.

Dr Didier BLANC, ViaSyst Director, is part of the JWG 36 and will participate. We will keep you posted on the progresses!

ViaSyst Team