Discover the importance of effective food safety management systems (FSMS) and the key requirements of ISO 22000:2018 on this Understanding ISO 22000 training course.

This 1-day Understanding ISO 22000 training course introduces delegates to ISO 22000:2018 which sets out the requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS). Delegates will gain an overview of the key principles and application of ISO 22000, which focuses on controlling food safety hazards and ensuring food and services are consistently provided safely, meeting customer and regulatory requirements.

Understanding ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management training courses take place the day before scheduled ISO 22000 Internal Auditor training courses and we can offer a discount of £100 if you book the 2 courses at the same time. Alternatively we can organise dedicated in-company courses for your organisation. Email us at or call us on 0333 123 9001 to discuss this further.

This course can be beneficial to anyone involved in the food supply chain, including producers, processors, manufacturers, food service providers, distributers and retailers. They might be:

  • responsible for food safety management
  • seeking to improve their FSMS or seeking ISO 22000 certification
  • new to auditing and wish to gain a basic knowledge of ISO 22000
  • involved in implementing ISO 22000 within an organisation
  • in need of an understanding ISO 22000 as part of their job role
  • current auditees who wish to audit within the food sector

Key topics include:

  • overview of ISO 22000:2018 including key definitions, clauses and structure
  • how ISO 22000 aligns with other management system standards including ISO 9001
  • introduction to food safety
  • the food supply chain
  • risk factors of food safety
  • purpose and benefits of having a food safety management system (FSMS)
  • global toll – foodborne diseases
  • Codex Alimentarius
  • Pre-Requisite Programmes (PRPs) with reference to ISO/TS 22002-1
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Point (HACCP) principles
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle
  • risk-based thinking (organisation and operational)
  • advantages of ISO 22000 certification

This course is available at our face-to-face venues and live online in our Virtual Classroom. Led by expert tutors, the exact agenda will depend on the delivery method but the following reflects the typical content.

  • Day 1
    • Module 1 Overview of ISO 22000:2018
    • Module 2 ISO 22000:2018 structure
    • LUNCH
    • Module 3 ISO 22000 certification process
    • Module 4 Handling an audit session
    • CLOSE

By the end of this Understanding ISO 22000 training course you will:

  • understand the key requirements and clauses of ISO 22000:2018
  • understand the importance and benefits of a food safety management system (FSMS)
  • address food safety hazards and risks
  • understand the key FSMS requirements, including HACCP principles

Delegate who attend the course in full will receive a certificate of completion, demonstrating their knowledge of food safety management systems.

Understanding ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Training Course Certificate