This international standard addresses the requirements for a food safety management system by recognising the key elements along the food chain up to the point of final consumption through interactive communication, system management, and integration of the principles of HACCP system.

The standard aims at assisting organizations and parties in food chain to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is sae at the time of human consumption.

The standard further requirements organizations to plan, implement and maintain food safety management system, demonstrate compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, evaluate customer requirements, communicate safety issues effectively and comply with established food safety policies and seek certification of its management system by external bodies to these international bodies.