Transition Policy ISO 22000:2018

Validity of Certification of ISO 22000:2005

ISO 22000:2005 certifications will not be valid after 19/06/2021 (i.e three years from publication of ISO 22000:2018) (i.e 19 th June 2018).

The 2018 version of ISO 22000 was published on June 19 2018. With this release, ISO 22000:2005 will be withdrawn. Companies certified to the ISO 22000:2005 standard have to transition their certificate to ISO 22000:2018, and there is a 3-year transition period until June 19 2021.

Important Dates
  • The expiry date of certificates issued after publication of this transition for ISO 22000:2005 shall be no later than 19 June 2021.
Auditors / Certification Personal Training

All the UKAS Cert Auditors and Certification Person (Application Reviewer / Audit File Reviewer) those who are involve in FSMS Certification activities shall complete their Transition Training of ISO 22000:2018.

How to demonstrate the competence on ISO 22000:2018
  • Submit the Copy Transition Training certificate to UKAS Cert
  • Get Qualify the UKAS Cert Evaluation Process for ISO 22000:2018.
Transition Process
  • UKAS Cert Auditors & Marketing Team should communicate the transition arrangements to certified clients at the earliest. By Email /By Telephonic Communication / By Sending the Letter/ By Publishing the Transition Information on UKAS Cert website .
  • Arrange the Training on ISO 22000:2018 to all the UKAS Cert Auditors & Office Staff those who are involve in the certification process (Application Review & Audit File Review ) and Evaluate the competence of auditors and other staff as per UKAS Cert Evaluation Process for ISO 22000:2018.
  • After the Transition Implementation confirmation from Client Side- UKAS Cert will conduct the Clients Management System for Transition Audit of ISO 22000:2018. Additional one Manday extra Audit time will be added for Transition Audit. (In case of Surveillance Audit). In case of Re-Certification Audit – Half Man-day Extra Audit time will be added for Review of Implementation and Effectiveness of Implementation on New Changes.
The Transition Audit for UKAS Cert certified Clients shall be conducted on the Following stages

The Certified Clients may go for Transition at the Following stage of Audit

  • Surveillance Audit Stage
  • Re-Certification Stage.
  • Special Audit
Transition Audit Requirements for ISO 22000:2018
  • UKAS Cert will conduct the Stage-1 Audit – for verification of Transition preparedness. Based of Recommendation of Stage-1 Audit – the Full Certification Transition Audit shall be conducted As per Initial Certification (Stage-2) Audit requirements. i.e the Transition Audit will be a full system Audit .
  • ISO 22000:2018 Transition Audit – it will be a full certification (Stage-2 ) Audit. (Shall apply for Surveillance Audit/Re-certification Audit for certified Client.). The additional one Man-day Time will be added for Transition Audit in routine surveillance Audit. In case of Re-Certification Audit – Half Man-day Extra Audit time will be added for Review of Implementation and Effectiveness of Implementation on New Changes. - In case of Special Audit – For Transition of ISO 22000:2018 – 2 Man-day onsite Audit will be conducted.
  • UKAS Cert Sales coordination Team – shall notify the certified clients in advance about the process of Transition certification process and the additional cost shall be charged based on additional Audit man-days required to complete the Transition certification Audit.
  • Only when all identified outstanding issues have been appropriately addressed and the effectiveness of the management system demonstrated, can auditors recommend certification to the ISO 22000:2018 standard.
The certified Clients shall Implementation the followings before apply to Transition of ISO 22000:2018
  • Conduct the Awareness Training within the Organization on ISO 22000:2018
  • Ensure that all the Key personnel in your organization are trained and understand the requirements and key changes.
  • Do the Gap Analysis considering the New Requirements of ISO 22000:2018
  • Implementation of New Requirements of ISO 22000:2018 and make the necessary amendments in your Food Safety Management System.
  • Do the Risk Analysis as per Requirements of ISO 22000:2018
  • Conduct the Internal Audit after New Changes in Food Safety Management System
  • Conduct the Management Review Meeting after new requirements Implementation and Internal Audit.
Action for the Client, who failed to complete the Transition within Three Years (i.e Up to 19th June 2021),

If the certified client has not completed the Transition of ISO 22000:2018 up to 19 th June 2021.

The Old certificate will Expire (ISO 22000:2005)

After the 19 th June 2021, if clients apply for Transition of ISO 22000:2018 – It will be treated as New Application and shall be handled as per the New Case certification Process.

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