Sodexo Achieves Industry-Leading Certification in Food Safety
March 13, 2012
Sodexo acknowledged as on-site industry leader, attains ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System certification.
Reinforcing its commitment to the 10 million customers it serves daily, Sodexo, Inc., leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions, recently obtained ISO (International Organization of Standardization) 22000:2005 certification for its food management systems in the U.S. and Canada, which focuses on ensuring food safety and quality from farm to fork.
ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System certification requires proof of an organization’s ability to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing food that is safe for the consumer. An ISO-certified food safety management system will realize continual improvement and updating as a result of required elements of interactive communication and system management and control of food safety hazards through required programs and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans.
“Food safety is a critical element of our promise to our clients and their customers. This certification reaffirms our organization’s food safety commitment and culture, and recognizes that our management systems support continuing innovation and leadership,” said President of Sodexo Canada, Dean Johnson.
Sodexo operates under a food safety system that advances the level of food safety to the highest industry standards. Developed by an in-house team of experts in quality assurance and food safety, the management system and governance procedures tie together the entire food safety program, including HACCP and product quality assurance.
“Food safety today is more complex than ever. For our clients and customers, it is truly a matter of trust. In our quest for continuous improvement of our food safety processes, we sought to become ISO 22000:2005 food safety management system certified. In the spirit of progress, this recognition proves our ongoing commitment to ensure safe, high quality products and services for all the people we serve,” said Senior Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety, John Zimmermann.
For a more detailed explanation on ISO 22000:2005 standards visit http://www.iso.org/.