Our digital HACCP builder helps you create a HACCP plan in less than 1 hour
Get your HACCP plan 500x faster and 15x cheaper without filling in loads of papers or hiring a food safety consultant.
Answer some simple questions and watch as our AI compiles the food safety documents you need to submit to your local authority. Yes, even the most complicated ones.
Have you ever felt puzzled about HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)?
Our customers have shared the biggest problems they had before joining us.
They were afraid of food inspection.
They felt helpless with all the legal requirements to get HACCP certified.
They didn't have the resources to hire food safety consultants.
They were busy doing everything else, so there wasn't time for a food safety plan.
They didn't understand exactly what is food safety HACCP – everything seemed to be too complicated.
If you have felt anything similar, then we are here to help you.
Why choose FoodDocs?
You don't need to hire a food safety consultant to open your food business.
You save time - FoodDocs HACCP builder is 500x faster than any food safety consultant can ever be.
You save money – You get your HACCP Plan 15x cheaper than it was possible before FoodDocs.
Change or download your HACCP content at any time.
Local and international businesses – We cover all the main food safety standards, including HACCP and HAPRC.
Our HACCP system works best for small and medium companies, and it's also ideal for new businesses
Bars & pubs
Fast food businesses
Schools & kindergartens
Food transportation businesses
Save 120 hours
This software took away the headache of researching state guidelines requirements and saved me so much time. Customer service is always available to help promptly when necessary and this program makes my job and life so much easier.
FoodDocs made a very difficult and scary thing for me very easy. A project that is supposed to take about a month was literally started AND finished in my car while my wife went inside Walmart for about 45 minutes!!!
The program automates a huge amount of paperwork which would be very hard to organize otherwise. Design is clean and simple. Graphics made the process easy to follow.
How does the 1-hour digital HACCP Plan builder work?
Set up your account
Sign up and answer simple questions about your food establishment, all fields are selection forms, so no need to type anything. We direct you step by step through the HACCP creation process.
Customize and confirm
We automatically generate customizable food safety management documents according to your answers. Our AI creates even the most complicated documents you need, like a commodity flow diagram, and hazard analysis.
Download your HACCP plan
If all sections have been completed and turned green, your HACCP plan is ready. You can download your HACCP plan and print it out, or store it digitally for later improvements.
How exactly is your HACCP Plan created?
It's all built up as a questionnaire.
You will answer straightforward questions, like:
What is your business type?
What raw materials are used?
What kind of food do you sell?
How big is the volume?
What duties do you have in your business?
Intelligent HACCP plan builder
Steps of HACCP creation
Step 1: Set up your account +
We direct you through the HACCP steps en you sign up:
- Pick one or multiple answers which describe you best by clicking on the ON/OFF icons.
- If you come across unfamiliar terms, click on the INFO icon to get more information.
- If you cannot find your business production processes on the list, add them by clicking on the ADD PROCESS button at the bottom of the page.
- You can always change your selection. These are the joys of a digital HACCP plan!
Step 2: Customize and confirm your HACCP plan +
Our program automatically generates all needed HACCP plan documents according to your answers that are basic conditions. Yes, even the most difficult ones like hazard analysis and a block type flow diagram. It means that according to your answers, our machine learning program analyses the data and creates a hazard analysis and risk rating for your food establishment.
Click EDIT PROCESSES if you need to add or change any details, change the risk level or add new control measures to your flow chart.
You can add a new food production process by clicking ADD PROCESS.
You can add new food-related safety instructions by clicking ADD NEW.By clicking DETAILS you can edit the details of your monitoring procedures: for example wording, types of potential hazards (physical hazard, biological hazard, etc.), likelihood, severity, risk level (control point, prerequisite program, operational prerequisite program, or critical control point), etc.
After finishing all your modifications, click SAVE and CONFIRM PLAN.
- Keep in mind that software gives suggestions according to previous users' data. As every business is unique, always review your HACCP plan together with the flow chart before confirming it.
- Upload or create layouts and location plans using our easy-to-use built-in tool. Read more from our Knowledge base.
- Confirm your HACCP plan when you have completed all improvements and store it digitally for further improvements.
Step 3: Download your HACCP plan +
After completing and reviewing your HACCP plan, you can download and print out your HACCP plan or store and edit it digitally.
You can also share your HACCP plan with your inspectors if they're ready to do it.
Further steps: Keep improving your HACCP food safety plan +
As we have all seen during the last year, things change, so the more flexible your HACCP plan is to modify – the better. You need to improve your HACCP plan whenever there is a menu change, you start a food delivery service or you start to use new raw material in your food operation. Also, when your food inspector gives feedback to your HACCP plan.
With a digital HACCP plan, you can download or edit it at any time you wish. This is just one of the advantages of having a digital HACCP plan!
Why switch to a digital HACCP Plan?
A fully customizable HACCP plan allows you to make any necessary changes whenever you change your production processes, use a new ingredient or get feedback from your inspector.
A Digital monitoring system helps to keep track of all food safety-related topics to prevent foodborne illnesses caused by unsafe food.
Mobile app notifications help to remember all daily tasks and keep away from critical limits.
With a real-time overview you can see, who follows food hygiene rules and which units or departments have issues. Like this, you keep control of food safety.
Keep all your food safety-related documents in one place.
Digital HACCP builder vs traditional HACCP consultant
The benefits of using a digital HACCP plan builder significantly outweigh those of using the traditional way of creating a HACCP plan. Over 10,000 customers who have been satisfied with our services have proven this claim to be true. Still not convinced? We've compiled all the necessary information that you need to help you make a decision.
|Basis for choosing||Digital HACCP plan builder||Traditional HACCP consultant|
|Who can use this feature?||All types of businesses||All types of businesses|
|Required time to make a HACCP plan||1 hour||Average of 68.7 hours (from a range of 1 to 1,200 hours)|
|The process of making a HACCP plan||Fill out predetermined questions and we'll generate all the important documents for you in just 1 hour.||Build a HACCP team|
|Facility inspection and visual observation|
|Write the documents|
|Long hours of meetings|
|Price||$239/one-time fee||$6 to $500/hour|
|The average total cost is approx. $ 3,950|
|What do you get for the price you pay?||Hazard identification and analysis||Hazard identification and analysis|
|Critical control points||Critical control points|
|Critical limit determination||Critical limit determination|
|Flow diagram||Flow diagram|
|Monitoring forms||Monitoring forms|
|Storage for documents||Unlimited cloud storage space for all your data. You can access all documents as soon as you start with us||Limited storage area depending on the size of your cabinets and dedicated space. Documents take up space and need to be sorted and disposed of every 2 years|
|Customer service||Free consultations||Depends on the consultant's time + extra consultation fees|
|Schedule meetings easily|
|Ease of access to data||A few clicks on the search bar will show you the data you need||You need to go through all of your filing cabinets and scan all related files|
|Sustainability||Going digital means going paperless. This means you get to generate less waste. The up-to-date HACCP Plan also prevents food waste due to food recalls.||Uses several amounts of paper in making drafts, revisions, and the actual HACCP plan. Everyday monitoring forms tend to pile up and must be disposed of after validity.|
|Flexibility||You can customize all sections of your HACCP plan using our software||Revisions would mean having to reprint your HACCP plan all over again, it may also mean rehiring the HACCP manager|
|Efficiency||Our system automatically considers food safety laws and regulations based on your location||You need to manually search for important food laws applicable to your operations|
|Basis for choosing||Who can use this feature?|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||All types of businesses|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||All types of businesses|
|Basis for choosing||Required time to make a HACCP plan|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||1 hour|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||Average of 68.7 hours (from a range of 1 to 1,200 hours)|
|Basis for choosing||What is included in the process of making a HACCP plan?|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||Just fill out predetermined questions and we'll generate all the important documents for you in just 1 hour.|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||
|Basis for choosing||Price|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||$239/one-time fee|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||
|Basis for choosing||What do you get for the price you pay?|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||
|Traditional HACCP consultant||
|Basis for choosing||Storage for documents|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||Unlimited cloud storage space for all your data. You can access all documents as soon as you start with us|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||Limited storage area depending on the size of your cabinets and dedicated space. Documents take up space and need to be sorted and disposed of every 2 years|
|Basis for choosing||Customer service|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||
|Traditional HACCP consultant||Depends on the consultant's time + extra consultation fees|
|Basis for choosing||Ease of access to data|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||A few clicks on the search bar will show you the data you need|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||You need to go through all of your filing cabinets and scan all related files|
|Basis for choosing||Sustainability|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||Going digital means going paperless. This means you get to generate less waste|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||Uses several amounts of paper in making drafts, revisions, and the actual HACCP plan. Everyday monitoring forms tend to pile up and must be disposed of after validity.|
|Basis for choosing||Flexibility|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||You can customize all sections of your HACCP plan using our software|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||Revisions would mean having to reprint your HACCP plan all over again, it may also mean rehiring the HACCP manager|
|Basis for choosing||Efficiency|
|Digital HACCP plan builder||Our system automatically considers food safety laws and regulations based on your location|
|Traditional HACCP consultant||You need to manually search for important food laws applicable to your operations|
News in the food industry and updates on food safety
How can I show my digital HACCP plan to the food industry local authorities?
You can download and print out your HACCP food safety plan after completion. In case your local inspector has more of an innovative approach, you can show it either from your computer or from a mobile device. You can also share your HACCP plan with your inspector remotely and when your inspector gives any suggestions, just log in and make the necessary changes. This speeds up the process even more.
What if my inspector doesn't like a digital HACCP plan?
FoodDocs HACCP plan format is composed according to international food safety standards and the most used formats by local authorities. The HACCP plan development methods, practices, and forms are not set by any local authority. Other formats are entirely acceptable if it works for the organization, contains all of the required information, and are followed by the team.
Also, you can download and print out your HACCP plan at any time. When your inspector gives feedback on your HACCP documentation, just log in and make any needed changes. The Digital HACCP plan is fully customizable, which means you can change your hazards, wording, etc.
Can a food safety consultant use the FoodDocs solution?
Yes! Actually, several food industry consultants have discovered that FoodDocs digital food safety system enables them to have efficient control of food safety issues and to help to provide safe food products. It also saves their time setting up their customers' HACCP food safety systems and allows them to focus on more relevant topics like activity of verification. Contact us should you wish to hear more, or sign up today!
Can I use FoodDocs software also for monitoring records?
Yes! FoodDocs has a super-simple Food Safet Management System (FSMS) that is created by experts. The automated setup enables you to switch to digital monitoring records in less than 1 hour just after completing your profile. Just download the app and start monitoring digitally to prevent the loss of control and avoid critical limits. All procedures for monitoring are easier to monitor digitally because of the real-time overview.
What are the most important food safety hazards for my business?
- temperature control during cold storage and hot holding,
- correct cooking temperatures when thermal processing,
- product formulation,
- different types of food preservation methods,
- the integrity of your packaging material
These steps ensure that any type of hazard is within safe levels. In this regard, monitoring techniques such as a temperature log for internal temperature are equally important. Hazards can be physical, biological, or chemical in nature.
Can be FoodDocs used for any kind of business in the food industry?
Due to the fast HACCP plan, FoodDocs is perfect for newly born businesses or businesses that grow rapidly, like restaurants, bakeries, home producers, food trucks, bars and pubs, retail food establishments, groceries, etc. Also, many already existing food businesses like retail food establishments find our solution useful for any procedures for monitoring.
What is HACCP and why is it necessary?
As a food handler, you need a compliant food safety system - a HACCP plan - for two reasons. Firstly, because HACCP is a legal requirement, and secondly, to keep your business growing.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. It is an internationally recognized system for the whole food chain that aims to reduce potential food safety hazards, and ensure you are serving/selling safe food products. A HACCP plan, a document that is part of your HACCP system, describes all the food-related activities, food production process and processing methods, potential hazards, preventive measures, control measures, and monitoring procedures.
A HACCP plan is notorious for being considered scary or boring. In smaller food establishments, the HACCP plan is sometimes only used once, when opening up a business just to please the local authorities. But as a food operation, you need to be able to evaluate every food safety hazard daily to ensure safe foods for your customers. HACCP plan is the simplest and safest way to avoid unnecessary discomforts like foodborne illnesses or even a tragic incident with unsafe food.
Can the FoodDocs team create a HACCP plan for me?
FoodDocs is software that helps you to create a HACCP plan faster than any other manual solution in the world. It takes just an hour to complete it, don't be afraid to take that time, this shows your positive approach to food safety. Keep in mind that you always need to have enough sense of ownership to read it and check if the result is according to the real situation to prevent the loss of control. A systematic approach to HACCP verification procedures is always an important part of the food industry's daily life and a business owner or a quality manager is always responsible for providing safe foods.
Will I get all the needed documents from FoodDocs?
Yes, FoodDocs helps to create all necessary documents for your HACCP plan, including hazard identification, analysis, and even a commodity flow diagram. Together with We have also a free HACCP plan template hub where you can check all the most popular documents among our customers.
After setting up your HACCP plan, your daily monitorings are also set up in our app. Feel free to try it when
How much does a HACCP Plan cost?
Can FoodDocs help me control critical limits?
Absolutely! Our system at FoodDocs helps you with critical limits monitoring in cases when acceptable levels are breached. Get notifications about any critical limit or assigned task that becomes non-compliant or forgotten. Our mobile app and dashboard allow you to review which tasks have been fulfilled, and if there is anything that is missing from the schedule or standards. Cases such as an improper cooking process resulting from not reaching the correct internal temperature may be verified by our temperature log feature. The app can alert you on time to apply corrective actions. Having an automated CCP monitoring system can be your best approach to food safety and effortlessly managing your business. In addition, all information regarding your monitoring actions can become an activity of verification for future references.
Does FoodDocs suggest corrective actions?
As part of our built-in HACCP plan software, our system suggests the most plausible corrective action for critical control points should their standards become non-compliant to acceptable levels. Our AI system suggests adequate food safety corrective actions based on the corresponding critical control limits from similar food chain businesses. Corrective actions can be based on the thermal process or cooking process you use for your production. At first, our system would suggest cooking your products to the correct internal temperature to meet safety standards as the controllable processing step. Should your processing team fail to follow this, a set of corrective actions such as prolonging the thermal process to an established time must be followed.