The management system for food safety is a valuable tool for any food company regardless of its size. It provides a framework for the organization and the structure in the company, gathers procedures in one system and imposes fields within responsibility and competences. The part of the standard that regards food safety is based on HACCP-principles that underlie legal self-auditing.
For some companies it is sufficient to comply with the legal requirements and follow the approved self-auditing program. For other companies, it will be advantageous to follow a recognized standard, such as ISO 22000 on food safety. If, for instance, a company wishes to export its goods or sell to large Danish retailers, it can be a supplier requirement that the company complies with the international standard ISO 22000 for food safety.
Consumers expect secure and reliable food. Therefore, food companies are bound to comply with requirements to meet these expectations, e.g. provide documentation about food safety. Nevertheless, if anything goes wrong, companies must document their processes either way.