ISO means International Organization For Standardization .ISO certification certifies that the manufacturing process,service,management system or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. ISO standards are in place to ensure consistency. Each certification has separate standards and criteria and is classified numerically.
Certification can be a useful document to add credibility, by assuring that your product or service meets the expectations of your customers.
How to choose a Certification Body
- Check CASCO standard is relevant with the certiification body.
- Check if it is accredited and non-accreditation does not necessarily mean it is not reputable, but it does provide independent confirmation of competence. To find an accredited certification body, contact the national accreditation body in your country or visit [https://www.iaf.nu/](https://www.iaf.nu) .
ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
- Needs to prove its ability to consistently provide services and products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
- Primary Objective is that to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.
SO 22000 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to it. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.