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Techno Soft Commences Consulting Business Engaged in ISO22000 Certification Acquisition Support

December 20, 2005
Techno Soft Co., Ltd.
(Kuraray Group)

Techno Soft Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka, President: Katsuhiro Hioki) has recently commenced consulting services to support companies seeking to acquire ISO22000 certification, a new food-safety management system that took effect from September 2005. Techno Soft provides consulting services regarding corporate management, new product development and various management systems.

ISO22000 is an international food-safety management system. The standard was formulated in response to concerns over food-safety arising from food-related misconduct, accidents and violations of the law that have occurred both domestically and overseas. In light of risk management and compliance that are indispensable to corporate sustainability, Techno Soft expects an increasing number of companies to seek certification, and will endeavor to provide support through consulting services.

Through its consulting service for ISO22000 certification acquisition, Techno Soft will support the formulating of a management system that best fits the client's actual situation and the drawing up of an efficient road map toward certification acquisition with its expert knowledge about food sanitation and ISO, and wide experience. The target market covers the entire food-supply process, namely, the food manufacturing, food sales, agriculture, fishery, fertilizer and fodder manufacturing, veterinary medicine manufacturing, food materials, food additive manufacturing, food-related equipment manufacturing and other food-related service industries.

Techno Soft has accumulated a record of over 1,700 projects centering on support for ISO certification acquisition for "quality" and "environmental" management systems since its establishment in 1984. Based on this achievement, the company will commence a consulting business for ISO22000 certification acquisition.

Concerning ISO22000
Behind the establishment of the international food-related standard "ISO22000" are calls for unified safety regulations in connection with security of imported and exported food amid increasing food globalization. ISO22000 is a management system that incorporates the requirements of ISO9001, the comprehensive standard to meet customer satisfaction, into HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), a system designed to promote food safety. With ISO22000 certification acquisition, individual enterprises will gain a number of advantages as follows.
  • (1) Accredited enterprises will maintain smoother communication with companies at home and abroad.
  • (2) Third parties will better recognize each company's efforts toward disclosure and hygienic management.
  • (3) Accreditation will help differentiate recipients from other companies in the same industry.
  • (4) Accreditation will also improve food safety levels through the effective use of HACCP as a management system.

Company Overview

Headquarters 9F, Shin-Hankyu Building
1-12-39, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan
President Katsuhiro Hioki
Establishment March 1, 1984
Capital 50 million yen
Employees 100 (as of April 1, 2005)
Business Activities Consulting and support for corporate management, new product development, various management systems such as ISO