Intelligent HACCP plan builder

Steps of HACCP creation


Step 1: Complete the questionnaire

We direct you through the HACCP steps when 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!

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Step 2: Create or upload a flow chart

After completing all of the HACCP steps, we ask you to create or upload a flow chart:

    1. The HACCP plan software populates the flow chart with your processes  based on the choices you made in  the production process section. Add details for the processes and select which critical control points you control.

    2. If you have additional processes that are not listed, add them by clicking on the ADD NEW button at the bottom of the page.

    3. After completing all your control measures, click CREATE, then drag your boxes into place according to the flow of the processes in your business. Connect the boxes with arrows by dragging them between the boxes.

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Step 3: Upload or create a location plan 

If you don't have a location plan, you can easily create one in FoodDocs by following these tips:

  1. Start with finding the address. Our software offers suggestions according to your settings. Ensure they are correct. After that, click GENERATE NEW MAP.

  2. You are then given suggestions to mark some general points on the map. You can pick what suits you and delete the rest or change them according to your needs.

  3. To add a point to the map, click on the + icon as many times as you need to.

  4. Drag your points to their correct positions.

  5. Mark the entry and exit points to the building in the same way.

  6. SAVE your plan.


Step 4: Upload or create layouts

If you don't have a layout plan, you can create one by following these few simple tips and using our easy-to-use built-in tool:

  1. Upload the general plan for your building. This can be a simple hand-drawn layout plan or a text or drawing file. If your business occupies a specified area in a larger building (in a shopping centre, for example), only upload the layout plan for that floor.

  2. You are then given suggestions to mark some general points on the map. You can pick what suits you and delete the rest.

  3. To add a point to the plan, click on the + icon as many times as you need.  

  4. Drag your points or arrows to the correct positions.

  5. SAVE your HACCP plan.

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You will know that your HACCP plan is ready when all of the sections have been completed and have turned green. 


Step 5: Start customizing your plan

  1. In each section of the digital plan there is an EDIT icon that lets you edit your food safety control measures.

  2. You can add new processes by clicking ADD PROCESS.

  3. You can add new food-related safety instructions by clicking ADD NEW.

  4. By clicking DETAILS you can edit the details of your control measures: for example wording, types of hazards, likelihood, severity, risk level (control point, prerequisite program, operational prerequisite program, or critical control point), etc.

  5. After finishing all your modifications, click SAVE and CONFIRM PLAN.

  6. You can download and print out your HACCP Plan or use it digitally.
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Did you know?
With 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!