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What is HACCP?

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is the most internationally recognised system based on production of safe food from a preventative approach. The guidelines for its application are established in the Codex Alimentarius GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF FOOD HYGIENE CXC 1-1969 (2020).

A HACCP based system is a legal requirement in several countries, including USA and UK, at all levels of the food chain. Demonstrating a real commitment to food safety through HACCP compliance can also transform your brand and act as an effective entry-to-market tool, opening up new business opportunities around the world.

Main differences with ISO 22000 are as follow:

  • ISO 22000 enables a food safety management system to be developed by external experts for businesses and this includes implementing and verifying all activities involved in the system.

  • ISO 22000 requires risk analysis to evaluate all food safety standards identified.

  • HACCP utilises the traditional idea of control measures falling into two groups; prerequisites and measures applied at critical control points. For ISO 22000, these ideas were reorganised by adding a group of control measures named operational prerequisite programmes.

  • ISO 22000 requires there to be a monitoring system and planned corrective actions.

  • ISO 22000 requires outcomes to be analysed and improved after monitoring HACCP plans.

  • Whilst allergen control is required in ISO 22000 it isn’t mentioned or needed in HACCP.

  • With ISO 22000 there has to be continual improvement and the management system needs to be kept up-to-date.

What are the benefits of ISO Certification?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and s

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety at work developed by national and international standards committees independent of government. Implementing ISO 45001 may help your organi

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