In June 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the new edition of international food safety management system (FSMS) standard ISO 22000:2018.
Increasing consumer demands for safe and sustainable food and feed production combined with global supply chains becoming more complex giving rise to fraud and the spread of disease, means that the quest for food safety has never been as acute as it is today.
Organisations have three years from the date of publication to transition to the new standard.
What we offer
LR is at the forefront of providing food assurance services to over 33,000 clients worldwide, and ISO 22000 certification and training is a core part of our portfolio.
LR recognises that every organisation and its food safety management system is unique. The impact of the revision to the ISO 22000 will depend upon the complexity of your organisation and the maturity of your system. We have a wide range of assurance services to ensure your smooth transition to the new standard or to help you implement it for the first time.
We specialise in management systems compliance including gap analysis, assessment and certification, all underpinned with expert advice designed to meet the needs of your industry.
We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision. We leave no stone unturned and no questions unanswered, to draw accurate conclusions.
We provide practical client training courses worldwide in various languages, led by trained and qualified tutors. Many of our courses are endorsed by relevant professional bodies and based on our experience of assessing management systems. We offer both public and in-house training services including customised training solutions.
The challenge of globalisation, changing customer requirements, legislation and technology means that worldwide, organisations are increasingly turning to customised assurance programmes, underpinned with client specific criteria, to help them meet their organisational goals.
Our range of customised solutions are focused on delivering client value by offering a variety of tools and techniques to identify the right solution for your business. Once we have assessed your needs, we can then identify the most appropriate methods to equip you with the relevant knowledge and implement the recommended improvement initiatives.
A wide range of assurance services
Don’t let your certification journey stop with food safety; at LR, we deliver certification, validation and verification assessment services to all of the world’s leading standards and schemes including health and safety, environmental, sustainability, energy management, business continuity, cyber security and many more.
What are the benefits?
At LR, our focus is on customer satisfaction and adding value to your business by delivering our wide range of assurance and training services through our network of highly trained and calibrated assessors and trainers worldwide.
Certification to ISO 22000:2018 with LR helps ensure ‘food safety best practice’ leading to:
Choosing certification against one of the leading standards in your sector such as ISO 22000:2018 can set you apart from your competitors.
Improve communications and processes around food safety throughout the organisation and drive improvements across your supply chain.
New business opportunities
Certification from us significantly improves your ability to work with the many organisations where certification to ISO 22000:2018 is a contractual obligation or expectation.
Brand and customer confidence
Certification to ISO 22000:2018 will help protect your brand by ensuring that your customers have confidence in your production programmes and supply chain management. You can also use certification as a marketing tool by displaying the LR mark on your publicity materials, stationery and website.
Improved employee engagement
ISO 22000:2018 has a renewed focus on employee engagement which is of key importance when driving a food safety culture across your organisation.
Time and cost reductions
With the adoption of Annex SL, an integrated approach to managing multiple management systems allows you to treat all of them as one entity.
The benefits from this approach include improvement of communications across systems and functions, easier identification and sharing of best practice as well as a potential reduction in the resources needed to manage those systems.
Why choose LR?
LR helped to develop ISO 22000 and our understanding of this standard allows us to deliver tangible benefits to you through our unique approach. Our assessors are industry specialists who are matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust audit of your system. We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.
Your business helps LR to help others
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.
Independent & Impartial
We maintain our independence and impartiality by proactively managing conflicts of interest across all LR businesses including those which may exist between consultancy and third-party certification services. We will not offer consultancy services for any management system that is in the process of or has completed accredited third-party certification with LR. Further, if we are already providing consultancy services relating to a management system, we will not offer any accredited third-party assessment services.
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