Consistency within food safety schemes accreditation thanks the future ISO 22003-2

2019.08.01

Food safety schemes are accredited either under ISO 17065 (product certification) or ISO 17021 (management system certification).

The ISO 22003 specifies the food safety specific requirements that shall be met in addition to ISO 17021, e.g. auditor competence, food chain categories, audit time calculation, …

But the equivalent of ISO 22003 doesn’t exist and apply for schemes accredited under ISO 17065, which generates confusion and inconsistencies within schemes on the marketplace.

This gap will now be filled in thanks the future ISO 22003-2 which has just been accepted at a wide majority by both ISO and CASCO for being developed as the pendant of ISO 22003 for ISO 17065 accredited schemes.

The alignment work will start in the next 22003 working group meeting in Ottawa in September.

Dr Didier Blanc, ViaSyst Managing Director and initiator of the first ISO 22003 version in 2005, is part of that working group and has been intensively involved in drafting and advocating the new 22003-2 proposal.

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ViaSyst Team.

BENEFICIATE OF ASSOCIATED SERVICES, KNOW-HOWS AND MODULES

VIASYST ASSOCIATED SERVICES TO SCHEME OWNERS

ViaSyst is not a common IT company. ViaSyst has been founded and is managed by its 2 unique shareholders which have following background: :
management system (mostly ISO) audit & certification (own CB from 1998 to 2015), scheme management (GFSI benchmarked), standardisation (ISO 9001 & 22000 families), and training. Thus, ViaSyst, with an efficient team, is in an ideal situation to assist scheme owners to analyse data and target investigations – and/or to develop training modules.

E-LEARNING & PEDAGOGICAL ENGINEERING

ViaSyst has a wide validated experience and leadership in e-learning pedagogy, developed since 2000. According to the pedagogical objectives and approaches, ViaSyst develops adapted e-learning platforms.

Thus, ViaSyst can assist you as a scheme owner to design, develop and deploy training modules for your scheme users, e.g. CBs, auditors, CB super-users, major stakeholders.

AUDITOR COMPETENCE CERTIFICATION KNOW-HOW & PLATFORM

Auditor competence is a burning issue. The furthermore at scheme owner’s level, with multiple CBs involved, in multiple countries.

ViaSyst has both experience and a remote competence assessment platform to put auditor’s competence under control, at a global scheme level.

This is a typical example of what kind of partnership ViaSyst is aiming to develop with scheme owners over the time.