ANHAM’s KUWAIT OPERATIONS ACHIEVES ISO 22000
ANHAM had its ISO 22000-2005-recertification audit on June 6-7, 2016 and achieved recertification without any incidents. The certification will run until June 2019.
ISO 22000-2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain demonstrates its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. ANHAM has developed a Food Safety Management System, to continuously satisfy the needs of its customers, comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and to improve its organizational and operational processes and activities.
The certification process was lead by Mr. Ralph Chaloub-Sr Warehouse manager, Mr. Andrew Kittsen-Deputy Program Manager, Mr. Rami Chouman-Quality Manager, and Mr. Imad Al Zoubi-Health Safety and Transportation Manager. The scope of the food safety management system (FMS) implemented at ANHAM covers warehousing and distribution processes of dry, chilled and frozen food products. The team ensured the continued effectiveness of the food safety management system and included enhanced communications both internal and external, set a proper HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) plan along with series of steps of validation to that plan.
Prerequisite programs that address the infrastructure and proper maintenance of the food management system and operational prerequisite programs that are used to control potential hazards support the HACCP plan. The team is charged with document control; record control; corrective action; product withdrawal; internal audits; procedure to handle potentially unsafe product; corrective actions; verifications; and validation.