Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) Review
We can improve your overall food safety by identifying how a traceability system informs your HACCP system. A traceability system provides a set of data about the location of food and food ingredients along the supply chain. Our experience in end-to- end supply chain environments will provide new opportunities to strengthen your food business and improve quality and overall performance.
Reviews of HACCP are necessary to ensure the processes that actually take place in the plant are recorded accurately and verified. A well reviewed HACCP plan assures high quality food products, along with the safeguarding the reputation of your company.
We recommend an external review of your HACCP plans at least once per year. This investment helps assure all steps are completed and documented accurately and to satisfy the regulatory requirements.
An external perspective provides a fresh set of eyes and can identify important issues or process gaps. This practice may assist your company to prevent a foodborne illness outbreak, a major recall or regulatory non-conformances.
The review offered by us can include part, or all of the following steps:
1) Document Review
Complete review of all existing written HACCP plans, SOP’s and PRP’s to ensure they meet the programme requirements.
Checking process flow charts correlate with hazard analysis and vice versa, ensuring additional inputs such as rework and returned product are captured.
Dependent on your business, this can be performed in the plant and/or remotely.
2) Plant Audit
Process Flow Chart and CCP verification – a physical walk through the production area with your management/staff to review and refine processes.
Audit of CCP monitoring
CCP verification requirements
3) Records Review
Critical reviews include CCP’s, SOP’s, Corrective Actions, Microbiological test results of food product and surface and environmental testing results as part of the validation process to ensure hazards are being effectively controlled.
4) Decision making
Development of decision-making documents to capture and record how potential hazards, CCP’s, critical limits and target limits were identified.
Relevant regulatory supporting documentation is included in these documents for validation purposes.
5) Reassessment documentation
Tailored to your specific improvement goals.
A full reassessment report including records of the processes and subsequent changes will be collated. Includes in-plant evaluation data and checklists, including CCP’s and critical limits.
Request a download of our free 10-point HACCP Review checklist below:
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