All production and distribution companies in the food industry must guarantee adequate hygienic conditions for the conservation of food products through own-check activities respecting HACCP principles.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, or "hazard analysis and control of critical points") is a system that prevents the hazards of food contamination. It is based on an accurate process of control and monitoring of products processing in which hazardous situations and contamination of a biological, chemical or physical nature can be created.
Identify any possible hazard to avoid, reduce or eliminate it
Identify the Critical Control Points (CCP), or rather the steps of the production procedure so as to avoid, prevent or reduce any hazard
Based on the Critical Points, establish the Limits that separate acceptability from unacceptability
Establish control and monitoring procedures for the supply chain
Define and plan corrective actions aimed at improving production processes and correcting critical points
Define verification procedures that allow you to continuously check the actual compliance with safety measures
Ensure that activities are recorded in order to have documentation that establishes the implementation of effective checks
Own-check is used to empower the Food Sector Operators (OSA) and preventing cases of food contamination. Each operator has to guarantee high standards of hygiene and food safety and this is achieved by means of periodical checks reported in the HACCP guide. The register has specific pages indicating the checks to be performed daily (on incoming goods, on cleaning operations, on refrigerators) and those that must be carried out in a longer time interval (training, equipment and hygiene of the personnel in charge).
The register compilation and food controls are regulated by EU regulations (EC Regulation 178/2002 and EC Regulation 852/2004) and by General Guidelines (drawn up by the European Commission) that facilitate the implementation of controls and compliance with HACCP system principles.
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