HACCP Managing your food safety risks

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is the main platform for international legislation and good manufacturing practices for all sectors of the food industry.


What is HACCP?

HACCP forms a key component of many certified compliance standards and is recognized as a main element of international trade in food products.

HACCP is a risk management tool recognized internationally for use in the proactive management of food safety issues. A HACCP system helps you to focus on the hazards that affect food safety through hazard identification and to establish critical control limits at critical points during the production process.

Our HACCP certification scheme is intended to meet, as a minimum, the Codex Alimentarius Commission's (CAC’s) General Principles of Food Hygiene and HACCP, but it can also be tailored to include other Codex product-related codes of practice or guidelines and any national standard requirements.

HACCP is relevant to all sectors of the food industry, including primary producers, manufacturers, processors and food service operators who want to demonstrate their compliance with national or international food safety legislation requirements.


What are the benefits of HACCP?

There are clear benefits associated with HACCP-based adoption and certification:
  • Enables you to demonstrate a commitment to food safety
  • Conveys a degree of confidence required by consumers, retailers and buyers within the food industry
  • Provides buyers, consumers, government enforcement and trade agencies with justified assurance that control systems are in place to assure the safe production of food
  • It is based on the internationally-recognized Codex Alimentarius standards and guidelines and other national standards
  • Regular assessments help you to continually monitor your food safety system

Why choose BSI?

BSI is not just another certification body. By packaging assessment, training, and our management system software tool — Entropy Software™, BSI provides a solutions toolkit that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide your organization with an integrated approach to meet your needs and embed excellence across your business. We present a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, the BSI Solutions Package helps turn complexity into simplicity.