ISO 22000 - (Section 5 - Management Responsibility)

5.8 Management review

5.8.1 General

Top management shall review the organization's food safety management system at planned intervals to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. This review shall include assessing opportunities for improvement and the need for change to the food safety management system, including the food safety policy.

Records of management reviews shall be maintained (see 4.2.3).

5.8.2 Review input

The input to management review shall include, but is not limited to, information on

  1. follow-up actions from previous management reviews,
  2. analysis of results of verification activities (see 8.4.3),
  3. changing circumstances that can affect food safety (see 5.6.2),
  4. emergency situations, accidents (see 5.7) and withdrawals (see 7.10.4),
  5. reviewing results of system-updating activities (see 8.5.2),
  6. review of communication activities, including customer feed-back (see 5.6.1), and
  7. external audits or inspections.

NOTE The term "withdrawal" includes recall.

The data shall be presented in a manner that enables top management to relate the information to stated objectives of the food safety management system.

5.8.3 Review output

The output from the management review shall include decisions and actions related to

  1. assurance of food safety (see 4.1),
  2. improvement of the effectiveness of the food safety management system (see 8.5),
  3. resource needs (see 6.1), and
  4. revisions of the organization's food safety policy and related objectives (see 5.2).