Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) techniques are increasingly being used in the food industry and are become a universally accepted method for food safety assurance. The UK's Food Standards Agency recommends HACCP as the most effective way for food businesses to ensure consumer protection.
Increasingly companies within the food chain must be able to demonstrate an effective HACCP system, depending on varying local and national requirements. Meeting local food hygiene regulations and applying hazard analysis techniques, such as HACCP, add to what may already seem to be a complex and daunting process for those in the food chain. However, taking a formalised approach to assuring food safety helps a company to demonstrate commitment by meeting the demands of legislation and customers and may support a due diligence defence.
The HACCP principles developed by the Codex Alimentarius of the World Health Organisation demand that effective food safety systems are established through the application of systematic approach to hazard and risk analysis.
- Legal requirements demonstrate commitment by meeting the demands of legislation and customers and may support a due diligence defence.
- Meet Regulationsapplying hazard analysys techniques, such as HACCP can help you meet local food hygiene regulations
- Easy integration HACCP can easily be integrated with an existing management system e.g. ISO 9001, reducing duplication and saving you both time and money
- Acceptance of Proposal and Contract Signature
- Gap Analysis (Optional): Pre-assessment of your system to evaluate the current state against requirements of the standard.
- Audit Stage 1: Initial Visit to verify the establishment and implementation of the Management System; 4- Audit Stage 2: Certification audit (certificate issued after successful certification audit)
- Decision making Stage and Certification Issuance
- 1st Surveillance Audits (After 1 year of registration) to evaluate the maintenance and the Continual Improvement of Management System
- 2nd Surveillance Audits (After 2 year of registration) to evaluate the maintenance and the Continual Improvement of Management System
- Re-Certification (after 3 Years of initial registration), Signing an other contract