What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 document signing

Last updated on July 25, 2022


Nordic Oil is now ISO 22000:2018 certified, but what does this mean? And how could it affect your experience with Nordic Oil? Read on to find out.

The importance of food safety

When it comes to selling products designed to be consumed, food safety is of the utmost importance. Customers have the right to know what is in the product, and that they are not only beneficial, but safe too. This is where food safety standards come into play.

What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 is an independent food safety standard that helps companies identify and control food safety hazards. It’s an international standard that ensures that organizations are able to identify and tackle risks related to food safety. It covers all the processes in the food chain that impact the safety of the end product and specifies the requirements for a comprehensive food safety management system.

When a company is ISO 22000 certified, it means that it has been checked and approved by an independent Food Safety Authority and that its products are appropriately safe and regulated. 

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ISO 22000:2018 is simply the latest iteration of the certification, with the latest modifications having come in 2018 and focussing particularly on additional clarity and comprehension.

ISO 22000 in a nutshell

  • Health & Safety

Minimising food risks results in improved health and safety conditions for customers and employees who come into contact with a company’s products. 

  • Customer satisfaction

Companies with a food management safety system are better equipped to reliably deliver products that meet customer expectations. 

  • Transparency

ISO 22000 enables improved transparency within companies, improving the traceability of its products. 

  • Quality standards

Only companies with the highest food safety standards can acquire an ISO 22000 certification, meaning that products supplied by these businesses are of the highest quality.

  • Global recognition 

ISO 22000 is an internationally recognized standard and can improve a company’s reputability with customers, suppliers and regulatory groups worldwide.

The Nordic Oil Quality Team

At Nordic Oil, we pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality products, whether that be CBD Oils and Softgels or CBD Vitamins and Topicals. Central to maintaining such standards is our Quality Assurance Team. Based in our production facility in the Netherlands, the Quality Team is responsible for making sure all our products are made to the highest quality before being delivered across Europe to our customers.  

Rick Noteboom is the head of the Nordic Oil Quality Department and led the project to get Nordic Oil ISO 22000 certified. Rick has over 10 years of experience in quality management and the development of high tech food production. 

“Nordic Oil values quality and it’s great that we can now boast a ISO22000 certificate from an independent accredited organization. Our customers from across the globe can now rest assured that our products fulfil all the necessary quality standards. ”

Along with the rest of the Quality Team, Rick ensures that every single Nordic Oil product is of the highest quality. 

At Nordic, we’re always striving to deliver that little bit extra to customers and are now grateful that, thanks to our dedicated and passionate team, Nordic Oil is now certified by the highest food standards.

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