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Declared Standards

SS ISO 22000:2018 – Food security management system – Requirements for any organization in the food industry

Scope

This document specifies requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain:

  • to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use;
  • to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;
  • to evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and to demonstrate conformity with them;
  • to effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain;
  • to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy;
  • to demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties;
  • to seek certification or registration of its FSMS by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this document.

All requirements of this document are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity. Organizations that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to, feed producers, animal food producers, harvesters of wild plants and animals, farmers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food services, catering services, cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and disinfectants, packaging materials and other food contact materials.

This document allows any organization including small and/or less developed organizations (e.g. a small farm, a small packer-distributor, a small retail or food service outlet) to implement externally- developed elements in their FSMS.

Internal and/or external resources can be used to meet the requirements of this document.


SS ISO 10015:2019 – Quality management – Guidelines for competence management and people development

Scope

This document gives guidelines for an organization to establish, implement, maintain and improve systems for competence management and people development to positively affect outcomes related to the conformity of products and services and the needs and expectations of relevant interested parties.

This document is applicable to all organizations regardless of their type or size. It does not add to, change or otherwise modify requirements for the ISO 9000 family or any other standards.


SS ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

Scope

This International Standard specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. This International Standard is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

This International Standard helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

  • enhancement of environmental performance;
  • fulfilment of compliance obligations;
  • achievement of environmental objectives.

This International Standard is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. This International Standard does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

This International Standard can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to this International Standard, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization’s environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion.


SS ISO 14004:2016 – Environmental management systems – General guidelines on implementation

 Scope

 This International Standard provides guidance for an organization on the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a robust, credible and reliable environmental management system. The guidance provided is intended for an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

This International Standard helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provides value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

— enhancement of environmental performance;

— fulfilment of compliance obligations;

— achievement of environmental objectives.

The guidance in this International Standard can help an organization to enhance its environmental performance, and enables the elements of the environmental management system to be integrated into its core business process.

NOTE While the environmental management system is not intended to manage occupational health and safety issues, these can be included when an organization seeks to implement an integrated environmental and occupational health and safety management system.

This International Standard is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence, considering a life cycle perspective.

The guidance in this International Standard can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. It serves to provide additional explanation of the concepts and requirements.

While the guidance in this International Standard is consistent with the ISO 14001 environmental management system model, it is not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements of ISO 14001.


SS ISO 22313:2020 – Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Guidance on the use of ISO 22301

Scope

This document gives guidance and recommendations for applying the requirements of the business continuity management system (BCMS) given in ISO 22301. The guidance and recommendations are based on good international practice.

This document is applicable to organizations that:

a) implement, maintain and improve a BCMS;

b) seek to ensure conformity with stated business continuity
policy;

c) need to be able to continue to deliver products and services at
an acceptable redefined capacity during a disruption;

d) seek to enhance their resilience through the effective application of the BCMS.

The guidance and recommendations are applicable to all sizes and types of organizations, including large, medium and small organizations operating in industrial, commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. The approach adopted depends on the organization’s operating environment and complexity.


SS 10:2021 – Bottled (Packaged) Drinking water (other than natural mineral waters) – Specification

Scope

This standard applies to waters for drinking purposes other than natural mineral waters, as defined in the revised Codex Standard 108-1981, that are pre-packaged (bottled) and are suitable for human consumption.  Water classified as soft drink in Seychelles Standard SS 35 is outside the scope of this standard.

This standard also applies to carbonated drinking /sparkling drinking water.

This standard SS10:10:2021 cancels and replaces Seychelles Standard SS10:2010.


SS 90:2021 – Seychelles Made – Requirements

Scope

This Seychelles Standard specifies requirements for assessing and certifying a product as ‘Seychelles Made’.


SS 93:2021 – Transportation of food transportation of food in bulk and semi-packed food -Hygiene requirements

Scope

This standard covers the condition of the food transportation unit, loading, transport, in-transit storage and unloading of bulk, semi-packed foods and fresh produce from the point of shipment to the point of receipt.  The standard indicates how to implement hygienic controls, and provide ways to verity that these controls have been applied.

It addresses food transportation in bulk from one place to another.  It covers three examples of food included:

  1. Food transported from the packaging or processing facility to a retail/distribution establishment.
  2. Food transported from one process or distribution facility to another or from a process/distribution facility to another or from a process/distribution facility, to a retail establishment.
  3. Food transported from collection points, elevators, storage facilities, etc, to processing plants/distribution sites, or retail markets.