ISO 22006:2009 Standard For Crop Production Quality Management

Farmers can now develop their complete presentation and financial results, as well as growth client sureness and approval with a new ISO standard for applying an ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) for crop production.

The new standard, ISO 22006:2009, Quality management systems – Guiding principle for the application of ISO 9001:2008 to crop production, can be used with farm operations of any size, increasing all kinds of food, feed and non-food crops.

ISO 22006:2009 delivers step-by-step guidance through the necessities of ISO 9001:2008 with a practical approach to crop operations. The standard delivers relevant subject-specific tips and suggestions, and uses agricultural terminology. Among its unique features is a user-friendly movement diagram listing all the farm operation happenings to support determine how they fit together and where there is requirement for development.

ISO 22006:2009 highlights the eight quality management principles that deliver a basis for ISO 9001:2008 and relates them to crop production:

  • Client focus
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Procedure approach
  • System approach to management
  • Continual development
  • Factual approach to decision-making
  • Mutually helpful supplier relationships.

ISO 22006:2009 does not add or modification any of the necessities in ISO 9001:2008 and is not intended for certification, although it can be a useful device in helping prepare for certification to ISO 9001:2008.

ISO 22006 is part of the ISO 22000 family of documents developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 34, Food products, focusing on the food, feed, and related supply chains.