ISO / Technical Specification 22002-1 is an specification document to the application of governmental controls, in the USA 21 CFR 110 (cGMP, current good manufacturing practices, food sectors) and others including FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), ISO 22000 and any other food safety management system. it is not a imposed requirement unless determined by government, contractual requirement or a third party provider. ISO/TS 22002-1 sets a stage to establish, implement and maintain the prerequisite programs (PRP) as integral component of a competent food safety system to control food hazards.

    ISO/TS 22002-1 applies to businesses, entities and organizations within the food supply chain regardless of size or complexity and wish to implement PRP to address the requirements specified in ISO 22000:2005, within Section 7.

The food supply chain is highly diverse and the specified in ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 requirements apply establishments or processes.

When and where exclusions are decided or alternative control measures are implemented, these need to be justified and documented by a hazard analysis (HACCP), as ISO 22000 sets forth. Exclusions or other control measures applied need not affect the ability of the process and brand to comply with the requirements set forth in ISO/TS 22002-1.

Some of the consideration for ISO/TS 22002-1, PRP, include:

  • Infrastructure, which includes building construction, process layout, and associated utilities, includes workspace and employee cleaning and bathrooms;
  • Supplies of air, water, energy, and food safe required utilities;
  • Support services, including outbound such as waste and sewage disposal;
  • Suitability of equipment and devices and its accessibility for cleaning, maintenance, sanitation and preventive maintenance;
  • Control of purchases, ingredients, materials, packaging, services and others;
  • Measures for the prevention of cross-contamination;
  • Specific to cleaning and sanitizing processes;
  • Control of pests and associative others;
  • Personnel hygiene.
     

ISO/TS 22002-1 adds other aspects which are to be consider and relevant to food processors includes activities and regulatory practices that encompass; 1) rework, 2) product recall procedures, 3) warehousing, 4) product information and consumer awareness, 5) food defense-security and countermeasures for intentional harm. And these requirements may be required by laws and regulations to which and organization must comply.

 

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