Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food and pharmaceutical safety. HACCP focuses on preventing physical, chemical, and biological hazards by implementing Critical Control Points (CCP’s) rather than finished product inspection.
HACCP is used in the food industry to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards and is used at all stages of food production and preparation, including production, packaging and distribution.
Examples of CCP’s are weight thresholds during manufacturing, testing of ingredients for chemical residue, and inspection for metal contaminants.
What is HACCP Certification?
Since its inception, HACCP is internationally recognized and trusted as a proactive and cost saving approach to a modern, science-based, food safety system. Based on risk-assessment, HACCP plans allow for effective resource allocation by both industry and government to establish and audit safe food production practices.
HACCP has been increasingly applied to industries other than food, such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. This method, which in effect seeks to plan out unsafe practices, differs from traditional “produce and test” quality assurance methods which are less successful and inappropriate for highly perishable foods.
Benefits of HACCP
- Credibility – HACCP is an internationally recognized food safety tool which provides greater credibility with current and potential customers around the globe.
- Compliance – Certification indicates compliance with HACCP-based food safety regulations.
- Reduces Risk – Reduced risk of unsafe products through the identification and management of risks to food safety at critical control points.
- Demonstrates Commitment – Employing a HACCP system demonstrates your commitment to proactively managing food safety.
- Consumer and Supplier Confidence – Increased confidence in the quality of your products from both customers and within your organization.
Our highly-skilled and accomplished auditors are at the top of their field with years of auditing experience and industry knowledge. TRC auditors aim to reduce disruptions while performing audits and strive to fully understand your business to reveal opportunities for reducing costs, decreasing time to market, and increasing overall efficiencies.
Why Choose TRC?
Associating your company with an internationally recognized and trusted certification shows your customers that you hold their satisfaction and expectations above all. Your company knows that HACCP certification and industry-specific QMS certification adds real value to your bottom line through increased efficiency and reduced risk – and working with the best Certification Body for your unique needs should be top of mind. Certification can be a lengthy process, and you will be working closely with your Certification Body and Auditor for years to come, ensure you pick the best.
TRC is internationally recognized and trusted. With a large network of auditors, TRC is an international certification body with local benefits. With dedicated Client Services Managers, and family-owned and entrepreneurial values, our clients are family. We take the time to understand your business and your unique needs. TRC audits are more than a checklist, we highlight your corporate strengths, and find opportunities for improved processes to ensure you stay competitive and thriving. TRC works with you to ensure minimal disruptions so you receive the highest benefits from the auditing process.
- Dedicated Client Services Managers
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- Certified 3rd Party Auditors
The professionals delivering audits are key to our success.
- Customer Satisfaction Process
Feedback is collected on each audit and we work hard to incorporate your improvement suggestions.