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Level 4 HACCP

Course Modules
Introduction to Food Safety
The Managers Role in Food Safety
Food Safety Hazards and  contamination 
Microbiological Hazards
  Food Safety Controls
Level 4 HACCP
HACCP - The 7 Principles
1. Principle of HACCP - Conduct a Hazard Analysis


What does this mean?

For a HACCP plan to be effective, control measures need to be targeted at those hazards which are more likely to occur in practice and which if they occur may lead to actual harm. The process of identifying such significant hazards is known as “Hazard Analysis” and requires you to work through each process step in turn, describing the identified hazards and then ranking them in terms of their likelihood of occurrence and severity. At the end of this process, you will be required to identify suitable control measures for those hazards ranked as significant, any hazards which you have ranked as insignificant will be covered by the prerequisites.

Handout -Hazard Analysis

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HACCP - The 7 Principles
2. Principle of HACCP - Determine Critical Control Points

How is this stage achieved?

The correct determination of CCPs is vital to ensure that there is effective management of food safety. The number of CCPs in a process will depend on the complexity of the process itself and the scope of the study (for example, whether there are just a few types of hazard, or lots of different hazards).

Handout - Determine CCP

HACCP - The 7 Principles
3. Principle of HACCP -Establish The Critical Limits

Critical limits are the values at critical control points (CCPs) that must be achieved to ensure the safety of food. These critical limits must be monitored at CCPs, and failure to consistently achieve these values must result in appropriate corrective action.

Handout - Establish Critical Limits

HACCP - The 7 Principles
4. Principle of HACCP - Establish a Monitoring System

Monitoring is a planned sequence of measurements or observations at

critical control points to ensure that the critical limits are continuously achieved.


How is this stage achieved?

The purpose of monitoring is to confirm that the critical limits are being continuously achieved and to detect any loss of control to enable effective corrective action to be taken.

Handout - Establish a Monitoring System 

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