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Posted 13 April 2016 - 11:10 AM

Hi all,



Our company is currently doing its ISO 22000 documentation and certification.

Currently the company operates without HACCP in place.


I would like to ask if there should be a need of a different/separate audit checklist and procedure for HACCP and Internal Audit of the FSMS?









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Posted 13 April 2016 - 02:04 PM

Hi Adrian,


As per ISO 22000 section 7. Planning and Realisation of Safe Products, HACCP should be included in your food safety management system and so can be a part of your internal audits although you may want to have specific checklists for each section/element.


ISO 22000 2005 Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain sections/elements:
4. Food Safety Management System
4.1 General Requirements
4.2 Documentation
4.2.2 Document Control
4.2.3 Record Control
5. Management Responsibility
5.1 Management Commitment
5.2 Food Safety Policy
5.3 FSQMS Planning
5.4 Responsibility & Authority
5.5 Food Safety Team Leader
5.6 Communication
5.6.1 External Communication
5.6.2 Internal Communication
5.7 Contingency preparedness and response
5.8 Management Review
6.  Resource Management
6.1 Provision of Resources
6.2 Human Resources
6.2.2 Competence, Awareness and Training
6.3 Infrastructure
6.4 Work Environment
7. Planning and Realisation of Safe Products
7.1 General Planning and Realisation of Safe Products
7.2 Prerequisite Programmes:
a) construction and lay-out of buildings and associated utilities
b) lay-out of premises, including workspace and employee facilities
c) supplies of air, water, energy and other utilities
d) supporting services, including waste and sewage disposal
e) the suitability of equipment and its accessibility
f) management of purchased materials, supplies, disposals and handling of products
g) measures for the prevention of cross contamination
h) cleaning and sanitizing
i) pest control
j) personnel hygiene
k) other aspects as appropriate
7.3 Preliminary steps to enable Hazard analysis
7.4 Hazard Analysis
7.5 Operational Control
7.5 Establishing the Operational PRPs
7.5 Establishing the Operational Pre-requisites
7.6 Establishing the HACCP plan
7.7 Updating of preliminary information and documents specifying the PRP(s) and HACCP plan

7.8 Verification Planning
7.9 Traceability System
7.10.1 Corrections
7.10.2 Corrective Actions
7.10.3 Handling of Potentially unsafe products
7.10.4 Withdrawals
8. Validation, Verification and Improvement of the FSMS
8.1 General
8.2 Validation of Control Measure Combinations
8.3 Control of Monitoring and Measuring
8.4 FSQMS Verification
8.4.1 Internal audits
8.4.2 Evaluation of Individual Verification results
8.4.3 Analysis of results of Verification activities
8.5 Improvement
8.5.1 Continual Improvement
8.5.2 FSQMS updating


Kind regards,



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