The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the International Standard (IS) on Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain, as Philippine National Standard (PNS) – International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000:2018.

Food safety is about the prevention, elimination and control of foodborne hazards, from the site of production to the point of consumption. It addresses food safety management by providing guidelines and best practice for managing risks in all areas of food production.

Moreover, PNS ISO 22000:2018 takes a precautionary approach to food safety by helping to identify, prevent and reduce foodborne hazards in the food and feed chains. It defines what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe.

DTI-BPS Director-in-Charge, Engr. James E. Empeño emphasizes, “The PNS ISO 22000:2018 will help consumers and users to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for consumption.
This 2018 version of PNS ISO 22000 includes the following revisions compared to its 2005 version:

  • Adoption of the High-Level Structure common to all ISO management system standards, making it easier for organizations to combine ISO 22000 with other management systems, such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, at a given time;
  • Introduction of a new approach to risk – as a vital concept in the food business – which distinguishes between risk at the operational level and the business level of the management system
  • Reference to the Codex Alimentarius, a United Nations food group that develops food safety guidelines for governments

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the Philippines’ member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

A copy of the said approved PNS may be secured for a minimal fee from the Standards Data Centre at (632) 791.3127 and through

For more information on ISO 22000:2018, call BPS at 751.3126 or send an email to ♦


Date of Release: 29 August 2018