This system reduces, controls, or eliminates the hazards than can compromise food safety.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is a system that approaches food safety through the identification, analysis, and control of the physical, chemical, biological, and radiological hazards, including raw materials, the stages of the elaboration, the distribution and the consumption of the finished product.
It has been designed to be implemented in all branches of food industry, such as: farming, harvesting, transformation or elaboration, and distribution of consumables. The pre-requirements programs, such as Good Manufacture Practices (GMP), are the foundations of the successful development and implementation of the HACCP systems. The Food-Safety system based on the HACCP principles, has been successfully implemented in food processors, retail stores, and operations linked to food services, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.
These are some recommendations and basic requirements you shall fulfill to request a HACCP audit, principles and guidelines of implementation, adopted by the Codex Alimentarious commission:
The implementation of a HACCP system requires twelve tasks dedicated to ensuring the right application of the seven principles which are the following initial steps:
Also follow these seven principles:
* Reference: NOM-251-SSA1:2009 / Codex Alimentarius
For completing the necessary requirements to obtain the HACCP system compliance certificate, it is also necessary to implement pre-requirements programs to ensure a hygiene environment during food production like Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) which is fundamental for implementing and developing HACCP.
To obtain certification of compliance for your HACCP system, you shall ensure as a minimum:
Audit under Global Standards methodology
To implement HACCP methodology in your company will impact food safety, customers and consumers satisfaction. These are some benefits which will be shown:
The certification process pays attention to every detail to make sure that the company duly complies with all of the standard’s requirements.
Quote and signing of the contract
Planning and Development of Audit
Closing of Non-Conformities
Certification Committee and Issuance of the Certificate