ISO 22000 Lead Implementer Course

Mastering the implementation and management of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on ISO 22000

This comprehensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on ISO 22000:2005. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of  best practices used to  implement food safety controls from all areas of ISO 22000.


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This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects). This training is compatible with ISO/TS 22004:2005 (Food Safety Management Systems–Guidance on the application of ISO 22000:2005) and ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 (Prerequisite programs on food safety–Part 1: Food manufacturing)

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and support an organization in the implementation of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • ISO 22000 auditors who wish to fully understand the Food Safety Management System implementation process
  • Persons responsible for the food safety conformity in an organization
  • Members of a food safety team
  • Expert advisors in food safety
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for an food safety function or for a FSMS project management function

Learning objectives

  • To Understand the implementation of a Food Safety Management System in accordance with  ISO 22000
  • To Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of a Food Safety Management System
  • To Understand the relationship between the components of a Food Safety Management System and its compliance with requirements of different organization’s stakeholders
  • To Acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining a FSMS as specified in ISO22000
  • To Understand of prerequisite programs
  • To Master the knowledge of Good Practice guides for: Manufacturing (GMP), Production (GPP), Hygiene (GHP), Agriculture (GAP), Veterinary (GVP), Distribution (GDP) and Trading (GTP)
  • To Master the principles of HACCP as defined by the Codex Alimentarius.
  • To Acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO22000
  • To Develop the required knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of food safety
  • To Improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of food safety management

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Food Safety Management System (FSMS) concepts as required by ISO 22000 and Initiating a FSMS

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of the standards ISO 22000, ISO 22004 and ISO/TS 22002
  • Fundamental principles of Food Safety
  • Preliminary analysis and establishment of the maturity level of the existing Food Safety Management System
  • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of a FSMS

Day 2: Planning a FSMS based on ISO 22000

  • Defining of the scope of a FSMS
  • Development of a FSMS and food safety policy and objectives
  • Preliminary steps to enable hazard analysis
  • Hazard analysis

Day 3: Implementing a FSMS based on ISO 22000

  • Implementation of a document management framework
  • Design of controls and writing procedures
  • Implementation of controls
  • Implementation of a traceability system
  • Development of a training & awareness program and communication about the food safety
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Operations management of a FSMS

Day 4: Controlling, monitoring,measuring and improving a FSMS; certification audit of a FSMS

  • Controlling and monitoring the FSMS
  • Development of metrics, performance indicators and dashboards
  • ISO 22000 internal Audit
  • Management review of the FSMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for an ISO 22000 certification audit

Day 5: Certification Exam


ISO 22000 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 22000 and/or ISO 9001 & HACCP is recommended