Supply chain traceability: ISO 22005:2007
17th September 20071 Comment
ISO 22005:2007, published in the summer of 2007, sets out the requirements for standardised food and feed traceability — from grower to animals, and from farmers to shop shelves.
It will help companies to:
- track the flow of food, animal feed and packaging
- do this in a way that is comprehensive and appropriately documented
- co-ordinate the activities of multiple agents in the tracking process, e.g. farmers, transporters and warehousing operations
From the ISO website:
ISO 22005:2007 gives the principles and specifies the basic requirements for the design and implementation of a feed and food traceability system. It can be applied by an organization operating at any step in the feed and food chain.
It is intended to be flexible enough to allow feed organizations and food organizations to achieve identified objectives.
The traceability system is a technical tool to assist an organization to conform with its defined objectives, and is applicable when necessary to determine the history or location of a product or its relevant components.