The ISO Food Safety Management System in The Food and Beverage Industry

Mercan Ş. O., Bucak T.

International Journal of Education and Research, vol.1, no.6, pp.191-208, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Education and Research
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-208
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Nowadays, most of the companies which understand the seriousness of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) plan to take ISO 22000 FSMS certificate. The aim of this study is to analyze the applicability of ISO 22000 FSMS standards for food and beverage companies, which have ISO 22000 FSMS Certificate in İzmir/Turkey. For the research part of the study, 8 quality and hygiene managers of food and beverage companies which have ISO 22000 certificate in İzmir were asked selected questions. Thus, face-to-face interviews (semi-structured interview) were conducted to see manager’s opinions. The obtained data were analyzed through content analysis method. The results of the study showed that each company confronted with some, small problems about the applicability of ISO 22000. However, the managers of food and beverage companies primarily believed the usage of ISO 22000. Then, they could easily apply this system as a result of constructing the infrastructure (stores, kitchen area, etc.) and superstructure (training, personnel, etc.) structures by using required resources.