Which special process requires a HACCP plan?

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process is a system put in place for you to ensure your ...

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process is a system put in place for you to ensure your workplace has food safety as a top priority, and that you keep your customers safe. It is based on the 7 principles of HACCP, which have been universally accepted by food regulatory authorities, trade associations, and the food industry across the world. Following the HACCP process is instrumental in ensuring your food business is run safely, and your customers are kept healthy! 

The HACCP process can seem scary, but it is vital that you implement a HACCP process in order to keep your customers safe. It begins by identifying all possible hazards in your food business, whether biological, chemical, or physical. Once identified, you go on to establish where in your process the hazards are likely to arise, how you can monitor the potential risks, and how you can correct them. The entire process must also be documented. In the past, documentation was always kept on paper. But now, by using technology such as FoodDocs you can quickly and easily keep all of your necessary documentation updated online, making sure you follow the HACCP process and can prove it.

What industries have to follow the HACCP process?

Regardless of what type of food business you run, you do need to follow the HACCP process. HACCP-based food businesses have successfully implemented the HACCP process and HACCP plans across all food industry types, from food processing plants and factories to stores, restaurants, hotels, food trucks, and any other food service operations.

A specific Food HACCP plan is needed for each food, including a breakdown of the ingredients used, and for each processing system used by a food business. This is because at each stage in the production, transport, storage, cooking, and selling of food there are different risks involved. For example, if you use different cooking methods, they should all be accounted for in your food documentation, as different cooking methods pose different risks to the end product.

You should take into account that there are specific industry types that may need to follow a specific HACCP process such as juicing companies. If you are unsure of whether or not you must follow a specific HACCP process you should always check with your local food regulatory authority to be sure. 

Read more about creating a HACCP process.

Using FoodDocs during the HACCP process

FoodDocs is an excellent digital solution that can help you the whole way through the HACCP process. Using the Intelligent HACCP plan builder, FoodDocs can help you build a plan catered specifically to your needs in less than one hour. Using UI, it removes a huge amount of manual work involved when creating your plan.

Learn more about the features FoodDocs offer, and how they can help you with your HACCP process.


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