Food Safety Management System

A Food Safety Management System (FSMS), also known as a food safety management system, is a structured approach designed to ensure that food is safe throughout all stages of production, storage, and distribution. The goal is to identify, control, and minimize risks to ensure the safety of food for consumption, adhering to legal requirements and quality standards.


FSMS are implemented according to internationally recognised standards such as ISO 22000. This includes defining responsibilities, training employees, monitoring critical control points, and conducting regular audits. External certification bodies may verify FSMS compliance with standards.


FSMS are crucial in the food industry to ensure that food producers and processors adhere to the highest food safety standards. They are particularly important for gaining consumer trust and complying with legal requirements.


  • Risk reduction: FSMS help identify and minimize potential hazards.
  • Compliance with legal requirements: Implementing FSMS helps companies ensure compliance with food regulations.
  • Enhancement of brand image: Effective FSMS strengthens the company’s reputation for food safety and quality.

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