What is ISO 22000?
The international organization ISO (International Organization of Standardization) has decades of experience developing standards for many different types of applications. One of the most popular and most recognized is the Quality Management System standard ISO 9001. This standard was developed to provide a uniform standard worldwide for quality management.
ISO and its member countries used the Quality Management System approach, and tailored it to apply to Food Safety, incorporating the widely used and proven HACCP principles into the quality management system. The resulting standard is ISO 22000.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
METRO Supermarkets first to implement a Safety Management System in Cyprus!
In July 2004 we proudly announced that our system had been inspected and certified by the agent of international standard and reliability, TÜV HELLAS, a member of the German Organisation of Inspection and certification TÜV NORD Group, both for the TÜV HELLAS certificate and the TÜV CERT.
METRO Supermarkets became the first supermarkets in Cyprus to implement the H.A.C.C.P system for purchase, storage, display and trade of foodstuffs!
Within the framework of better organising the trading foods and with the target of constantly upgrading quality in all sectors, especially the hygiene and safety of foodstuffs, we applied ISO 22000, the Safety Management System based on the principles of H.A.C.C.P (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
The Management of the company is committed to faithfully enforce regulations provided in the Safety Management System and promises to systematically upgrade every sector made available to our customers concerning safety and quality.