HACCP - HAZARD ANALYSIS & CRITICAL CONTROL POINTS
What is HACCP ?
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an internationally recognized method of identifying and managing food safety-related risk and, when central to an active food safety program, can provide your customers, the public, and regulatory agencies assurance that a food safety program is well managed.
HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement, and handling, to manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of the finished product.
Today, many of the world’s best manufacturers and vendors use the system as a basis for their food safety management programs and for compliance with GFSI audit schemes.
A food safety program, however, does not just stop with HACCP. To be effective, prerequisite programs such as pest control, traceability & recall, hygiene, and sanitation need to be developed and implemented. Additionally, the issue of ensuring that suppliers and distributors also have a food safety program needs to be addressed through the development of ingredient specifications and a vendor assurance system.
Benefits of HACCP Certification
Who can be certified HACCP Certification?
All businesses involved in the food supply chain from producers to retailers can use HACCP. Enterprises include, but are not restricted to, those linked with: Fruits & Vegetables. Dairy Products.
Document required for HACCP Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of HACCP Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Management System
Year on Year
In the past, USDA required a HACCP plan for all meat and poultry processing. Also in the past, FDA required a HACCP plan for seafood processors and juice processors. The 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, as enacted by Congress, now mandates FDA to require Food Safety plans for all other food processing.
- Perform a hazard analysis. …
- Determine Critical Control Points (CCPs). …
- Set critical limits. …
- Establish a monitoring system. …
- Establish corrective actions. …
- Establish verification procedures. …
- Establish record-keeping procedures.
United States Department of Agriculture regulations require inspected meat and poultry facilities to have HACCP plans in place. Regulations, and HACCP training, dictate that an employee assigned to implement and maintain a HACCP plan is trained.