Combined implementation of ISO 22000 and ISO 9001, proves a favourable effect on companies’ performance in Europe (2013)

The food industry is a very important and dynamic industrial sector in Europe that has flourished over the years, but its competitive position has been questioned (European Commission, 2011). The implementation of quality and safety practises can help food companies to stay competitive in the market.

This paper explores the impact of the effective implementation of both ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 systems on the competitive performance of certified food manufacturing companies.


The results of the survey show a positive and significant relationship between the combined effective implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 standards and competitive performance of certified food companies, explaining a significant proportion of variance in their performance.

Therefore, motivating non‐certified food companies to effectively adopt the principles and conform to the requirements of these standards, leading to enhanced manufacturing capabilities and competitive performance.



Gotzamani, D.K., Kafetzopoulos, D., Psomas, E.  (2013), ‘Quality systems and competitive performance of food companies’, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 20, Iss 4 pp.463-483.


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