Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) & GMP

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) & GMP

Managing food safety risks with hazard identification and controls.

Managing food safety risks with hazard identification and controls.

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What is HACCP and MS 1480:2019?

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a risk management tool is primarily used to manage food safety risks. A HACCP system allows you to identify hazards and put in place controls to manage these throughout your supply chain during production. The HACCP scheme meets the requirements of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) – established by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to bring together international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to ensure fair trade. It can also be used to support the requirements of management standard requirements, such as ISO 22000 Food Safety Management.

MS 1480:2019 Food Safety according to HACCP System

In Malaysia, Malaysian Standard MS 1480 published by Department of Standards to describe the requirements for food safety according to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system to ensure the safety of food during preparation, processing, manufacturing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution, handling or offering for sale or supply in any sector of the food chain.

HACCP principles specify requirements for food safety system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

The second revision of MS 1480:2019 Food Safety According to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System was published on 3rd January 2019. This standard cancel and replaces MS 1480:2007.


What are the benefits of HACCP?

  • Implement internationally recognised food safety hazard controls
  • Give producers, stakeholders and suppliers confidence in your controls
  • Align HACCP with ISO 22000 to improve food safety management systems
  • Effectively manage food safety risks across the whole supply chain
  • Continually review and improve your system so it stays effective 

Are you ready to implement HACCP?

We can help you implement HACCP whatever aspect of food production you specialise in. We understand that you operate across different locations, with varied products and complex supply chains. That’s why we offer customised packages to help you control and eliminate food safety risks across your business. An HACCP package will include only the products and services you need – cutting the cost of unnecessary services and helping you to put the right controls in place as efficiently as possible.  


How to certify to HACCP and MS 1480:2019

We make the HACCP and MS 1480:2019 certification process simple. After we have received your application we appoint a client manager who will guide you and your business through the following steps

    1. Gap analysis
      This is an optional pre-assessment service where we take a closer look at your existing food safety management system and compare it with HACCP requirements. This helps identify areas that need more work before we carry out a formal assessment, saving you time and money.

    2. Formal assessment
      This happens in two stages. First, we review your organisation’s preparedness for assessment by checking if the necessary HACCP procedures and controls have been developed. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. If all the requirements are in place, we will then assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organisation to make sure that they are working effectively as required for the ISO 9001 certification.
       
    3. Certification and beyond
      When you have passed the formal assessment you will receive a HACCP certificate, which is valid for three years. Your client manager will stay in touch during this time, paying you regular visits to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but that it continually improves.