UNI EN ISO 22005 – Traceability System

UNI EN ISO 22005 – Traceability System

The standard UNI EN ISO 22005:2008 has replaced the national standards for supply chain traceability (UNI 10939:2001) and for company traceability (UNI 11020:2002).

A traceability system is a useful tool for any organisation operating in the agriculture, food and feedstuff chain because it makes it possible to assess particular aspects of a product, (e.g. its origin and the particular nature of its ingredients) and thus it is an efficient way of meeting clients' expectation, particularly when these are large retail chains.

The aim of the UNI EN ISO 22005 standard is to certify foods and feedstuffs as being traceable, in terms of the agricultural and food supply chain and in terms of individual companies.

Companies intending to apply for certification of their products as compliant with this standard are required to meet the requirements and fulfil the obligations set out in UNI EN ISO 22005:2008, and to submit the Application for Certification , accompanied by its appendix and to sign the CCPB financial agreement and to sign the Certification Contract , that implies acceptance of the clauses in the Certification Regulations and in its appendix.

On receipt of the documentation, CCPB will arrange for an onsite certification inspection of the production sites, after which the relevant committee, whose members represent the parties involved in the certification process, will make a decision, and, if everything is in order, the committee will issue certification, adding the products to the register of certified products.

The company will continue to be under the CCPB surveillance programme whose aim is to check that compliance with the standard is being maintained.