develop a revision to the booklet titled
How to Use ISO 22000. The other project
is to revise the ISO 22002 series of the
prerequisite program standards. Currently, ISO 22002 has six parts. It is expected that the number of parts to ISO
22000 will be consolidated into two or
three parts. In addition, ISO is planning
to withdraw ISO 22004 (Food Safety
Management Systems – Guidance on
the Application of ISO 22000).
The American Society for Agriculture and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
has started a project to adopt, as a U.S.
national standard, the international
standard with revisions. Revisions
will be made to the Annexes in the
standard. The changes are designed to
assist food processors in developing a
better understanding of the standard
and to help implement the standard.
No revisions will be made to the auditable portion of the standard. Thus, the
auditable parts of the standard will be
identical to the international standard.
As a result, the U.S. version can be used
as part of the reference documents for
meeting FSSC 22000 or FSSC 22000-Q
certification scheme requirements. It is
expected that ASABE will charge $65
for the printed U.S. standard, which
will be available for purchase from either ASABE or the American National
Standards Institute. Currently, ASABE
expects to publish the U.S. version by
the end of 2019. We will keep you informed through Food Safety Magazine as
this project develops. n
John G. Surak, Ph.D., is the principal of Surak and
Associates, and provides consulting on food safety and
quality management systems, auditing management
systems, validating manufacturing processes, designing and implementing process control systems, and
implementing Six Sigma and business analytics. He
is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Food
Safety Magazine. His website is www.stratecon-intl.
com/ jsurak.html. He can be reached at jgsurak@
4. ISO standards that use the HLS include: ISO
22000 (food safety), ISO 9001 (quality), ISO
14001 (environmental), and ISO 45001 (
occupational health and safety).
5. ISO. ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Manage-
ment System Requirements – For Any Orga-
nization in the Food Chain, 2nd ed. (Geneva:
International Organization for Standardization,