If your organization manufactures, processes or handles food and you want to demonstrate your commitment to food safety, put customers first and ensure you comply with regulations, you can benefit from HACCP certification.
HACCP forms the basis for other food safety standards and certification schemes, such as ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000. Certification shows your customers and partners that you have rigorous food safety processes in place, demonstrating your commitment to hygiene and human health.
HACCP is based on seven principles that set out how to show that you are in control of food safety hazards, covering the whole process from hazard analysis to record keeping. By improving your processes and performance, you can enjoy more opportunities to be part of the food chain and forge links with new partners globally.
What you need to know
HACCP has been firmly established in the food industry since the 1950s; if you handle food and want to demonstrate your commitment to food safety, HACCP is for you.
HACCP systems ensure that food business operators look at how they handle food, and introduces procedures that make sure the food produced is safe to eat. With HACCP, you assess each step in your processes to find potential food safety hazards, and then follow procedures to remove or reduce these hazards. It ensures the same standards across the food chain, from production to service, so you can show your customers your commitment to safety.
HACCP is based on seven principles:
- Conduct hazard analysis of biological, chemical or physical food hazards
- Determine critical control points
- Establish critical control limits, for example, minimum cooking temperature and time
- Establish a system to monitor control of critical control points
- Establish corrective actions
- Establish procedure for verification to confirm that the HACCP system is working effectively
- Establish documentation and record keeping
Getting certified with Kiwa
Food safety failures can cause illness and even death, and every company that handles food has a responsibility to ensure food safety. With HACCP certification, you can show that you have rigorous food safety processes in place, not only reassuring your customers but also protecting your reputation and providing more opportunities for new business.
By partnering with Kiwa, you can benefit from working with HACCP, by improving your hazard assessments and food safety processes, and to meet the requirements of partners and potential new business, ultimately increasing your profit.
- Reduce food hazards – by helping you improve food safety processes, HACCP can help reduce the risk of hazards and incidents.
- Increase profit – with HACCP certification, you can improve your reputation, gain customers and reduce costs, supporting the bottom line.
- Increase efficiency – HACCP can show where your processes can be improved and help you optimize your resources, reducing costs.
- Meet customers’ needs – with HACCP you can demonstrate that your products and services are high quality, safe and reliable.
- Reduce your risk of legal action – HACCP certification shows you have taken steps to reduce food safety hazards, and reduces your risk of incidents.
- Improve competitiveness – HACCP certification helps you enter new international markets and forge new partnerships.
- Create high quality jobs – by following HACCP you can engage your employees and ensure the jobs you offer are high quality, supporting the food industry.
- Manage your compliance – HACCP is the basis for other standards such as ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000, helping streamline your food safety efforts and improve your documentation and procedures.