ISO 22000 - (Section 5 - Management Responsibility)

5.2. Food safety policy

Top management shall define, document and communicate its food safety policy.


Top management shall ensure that the food safety policy

  1. is appropriate to the role of the organization in the food chain,
  2. conforms with both statutory and regulatory requirements and with mutually agreed food safety requirements of customers,
  3. is communicated, implemented and maintained at all levels of the organization,
  4. is reviewed for continued suitability (see 5.8),
  5. adequately addresses communication (see 5.6), and
  6. is supported by measurable objectives.