Get HAACP Certification

HACCP certification is a great way to improve your quality by providing you with a methodical approach to process improvement. This includes increased product safety and reduced costs. The HACCP System may also be used in combination with other quality systems and is, therefore, a great way to improve your quality-related business processes.

HACCP is divided into 16 principles, and its initial focus was preventing food-borne illness. The system is to be used by any company which processes or handles food of animal origin, including manufacturers and distributors. However, due to the fact that many other businesses are subject to similar risks when it comes to their products, certification of HACCP is useful for any company.

Food Safety Standards

The international standard ISO 22000 includes all the principles of HACCP and is sometimes known as HACCP based system. This international standard can be used by companies in any industry, while an additional “sector” specific part needs to be added to the standard for companies subject to specific risks.

The standard is updated every year, which gives businesses plenty of time to prepare for the changes. The new version also makes it easier for organizations to update their systems.

When an organization applies for HACCP certification (e.g., IFS, BRC) all its business areas are reviewed and assessed regarding food safety and quality management. The results of this review and assessment are documented in a food safety system description, which constitutes the basis for an application for HACCP certification.

HAACP in Practice

When the HACCP certification is obtained, the organization can proceed to implement the system which was documented.

HACCP has been used by both small and large companies in a variety of industries for decades. In recent years, it has also been implemented in the meat industry, and there is now a variety of HACCP-certified meat products on the market that you can find at your local supermarkets.

The certification is valid for 5 years, and after that time period, an assessment must be carried out to ensure that the HACCP system is still following relevant requirements. The organization will also need to renew its food safety system description by updating it according to any changes in the company and any changes in its products.

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The Process

STEP 1

Pre-Assesment

We review your existing management systems in relation to requirements of the relevant standards for certification.

STEP 2

Stage 1 Audit

A review of your management system(s) documentation is undertaken as the first step in the certification process.

STEP 3

Certification Audit

The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have implemented the management system across your organisation.

STEP 4

Years 2 & 3: Certification Maintenance

We will conduct an annual Surveillance Audit to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.

The Benefits

With the HACCP standard, you can

Show your commitment towards food safety

Assures your clients, buyers and concerned authorities that you are following proper, safe and standardised processes for food production

Prevent food recalls from occurring

Improve the quality of your products

Minimise waste

Decrease cost associated with production

Review and improve your system on a continuous basis