HACCP Certification in Australia

What is HACCP?

IAS provides comprehensive support for creating and implementing a suitable HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), which is an internationally accepted standard for preventing microbiological, chemical, and physical contamination, along the food supply chain. A HACCP Certification standard is designed to provide increased control and monitoring during critical stages of the food processing chain.

A food safety management system should allow you to identify and control any hazards that could pose a danger to the preparation of safe food. It involves identifying and forecasting what can go wrong, planning to prevent it, and making sure you are doing it. HACCP is a legal requirement but will also benefit your business.

About HACCP Certification

HACCP certification is a method that aims to ensure food safety from production through to consumption. HACCP certification verifies that your company’s food safety management system has been independently audited and meets HACCP guidelines. HACCP accreditation helps you to deliver the greatest degree of food safety and product quality to your customers.

HACCP certification indicates a dedication to quality, product safety, and processes for improving food quality over time. HACCP accreditation has become an important measure of good management practice for manufacturers and distributors of food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and products. HACCP certification helps prevent contamination by identifying and controlling any hazards that could pose a risk to the consumer, along the whole length of the supply chain, from primary production to final packaging.

Why do you Need HACCP Certification?

HACCP certification provides an independent assessment of your food safety management system to check it is working effectively and verify compliance with the standard, thus helping protect your brand’s reputation.

HACCP certification requires that you develop a system to identify any risks that could occur during various stages in the process of producing food products. Obtaining HACCP accreditation will help you prevent contamination that could occur during the food manufacturing process.

Who is Eligible for HACCP in Australia?

In high-risk sectors including food processing, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, HACCP certification is employed. HACCP Certification is beneficial to organizations that produce, manufacture or sell the following products:

  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Dairy Products
  • Meat & Meat Products
  • Farms, Fish & Fishery Products
  • Nuts & Nut Products
  • Bakery & Confectionary
  • Restaurants & Hotels
  • Fast Food Operations

How to Obtain HACCP Certification

The examination of your company’s food safety management system is the first step toward HACCP certification. HACCP accreditation is completed through frequent compliance audits and HACCP plan revisions following HACCP plan reviews, demonstrating a commitment to HACCP principles and continuous development. To ensure HACCP compliance, HACCP certification must be renewed every three years, and HACCP plan reviews may be required every year after HACCP certification.

What is the Procedure for HACCP Certification through IAS?

HACCP certification requires a thorough understanding of HACCP concepts, HACCP system design, and HACCP implementation. The processes to obtaining HACCP Certification through IAS are as follows:

Step 1: Fill out the IAS application form to get a quotation for HACCP certification.

Step 2: IAS auditors will arrange a HACCO certification audit with your HACCP team.

Step 3: Complete the HACCP certification audit and take remedial action if necessary.

Step 4: HACCP certificate will be issued by IAS.

What to Expect During a HACCP Certification Audit

A food safety HACCP audit’s objective is to verify if your firm satisfies the HACCP standard’s requirements before getting HACCP certification. This will be accomplished through the auditor by:

  • Your facility will undergo an onsite inspection before a HACCP certificate is issued.
  • Interviews will be conducted with key workers to determine their level of understanding of HACCP standards.
  • A sample of food safety / HACCP records produced during the deployment of the system will be examined prior to HACCP accreditation.
  • The HACCP plan will be reviewed, as well as any associated policies, procedures, documents, and forms for issuance of a HACCP certificate.

A HACCP certificate will be issued to your organization upon successful completion of the audit.

Advantages of HACCP in Australia

The following are just some of the many benefits to obtaining HACCP certification:

  • Lowers the risk of food poisoning.
  • HACCP controls are efficient at reducing the risk of pathogens such as E Coli and Listeria contamination.
  • Protects against risk factors such as undeclared allergies and increases efficiency by eliminating waste and redo.
  • Efficient staff owing to increased employee knowledge and engagement
  • Increased consumer confidence and satisfaction
  • A HACCP certificate demonstrates to your clients that HACCP is an integral part of your organization’s food safety management system.

For more information about HACCP in Australia, please contact our ISO professional team at info@iasiso.com.