Thinking about the recent increased focus on food safety by Government regulatory agencies and news organizations across the world, I thought that Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (or HACCP as it is commonly known) is a worthy subject to spend some time discussing. My plan during the coming few weeks is to write a series of HACCP training blogs based around the following areas of HACCP:
· HACCP – The Basics and Benefits
· Prerequisite Programmes for HACCP
· Food Safety Hazards
· The Five Preliminary Steps to Developing a HACCP Plan
· The Seven Principles of HACCP
· HACCP and Food Safety Training.
Currently, there is no better time to develop an effective HACCP system to help ensure the safety of the food that you produce. Government regulatory agencies across Asia are now providing more resources for the education, control and enforcement of food safety standards than ever before, with HACCP being viewed as an integral part of the process. India is one country in particular that is focused on improving food safety standards. Through the establishment of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the introduction of new food safety laws and educational programmes, improvements in food safety awareness and standards are already resulting in safer food supply chains.
You will see from my upcoming blogs that HACCP is not difficult to understand and HACCP plans do not need to be complex, however, an effective HACCP system does require planning, production process expertise and continued business commitment. As a general rule, the simpler and more focused a HACCP plan is the more likely that it will be implemented correctly and food safety hazards will be controlled.
I hope you will find my HACCP training blogs beneficial and they will help to improve your understanding of HACCP, encourage you to develop a HACCP system for your business and most importantly result in safer food being produced.
Look out for my HACCP training blogs they are coming to a computer near you soon!