HACCP Certification

HACCP certification provides your organisation with a structured approach to food safety. Identifying potential hazards and locating critical points is a way of systematically ensuring all commercial food handling procedures are carried out safely.
HACCP Certification

Achieving HACCP Certification in Australia

Navigating the complexities of food safety in the food industry can be daunting, but achieving HACCP certification in Australia is a clear path to ensuring compliance and safety. HACCP, or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, is a globally recognised management system focusing on food safety through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards. At Citation Certification, we provide comprehensive guidance and support to food businesses across Australia looking to achieve or maintain their HACCP certificate.


Understanding HACCP Certification

HACCP certification involves implementing a system that identifies, evaluates, and controls hazards significant for food safety. This HACCP system includes several components such as conducting a risk assessment, identifying potential control points, establishing critical limits, and implementing monitoring procedures. These steps help businesses prevent food safety risks in food production and distribution, ensuring a robust food safety management system.


Key Components of the HACCP Plan

  1. Hazard Analysis: This is the process of collecting and evaluating information on hazards associated with the food processes to decide which are significant and must be addressed in the HACCP plan.
  2. Identify Potential Control Points: These are steps where control can be applied and is essential to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard or reduce it to an acceptable level.
  3. Establish Critical Limits: For each critical control point, establish critical limits, which must be met to ensure the CCP is under control.
  4. Implement Monitoring Procedures: Monitoring activities are necessary to ensure that the process is under control at each critical control point.


Monitoring and reporting procedures

As part of certification, your business will establish:

Corrective actions

A designated course of action is required when critical limits are exceeded. By establishing clear, concise corrective actions, outcomes will be prevented that otherwise could result in serious health and safety risks. This prevents any hazardous goods or products of any kind being circulated for sale and consumption.

Fully functional systems

All HACCP systems require testing to make sure that all critical control points are serving their intended purpose. By validating testing procedures, plants can ensure they are providing safe products. By reviewing the entire HACCP plan with the guidance of QMS, your organisation can move forward with confidence, knowing that risk reduction efforts are verified and validated. The verification process can require advanced testing and analysis, including tasks such as record revision, scientific sampling, testing and analysis with the view to assuring accuracy throughout all aspects of your HACCP.

Robust records

Regulations dictate that detailed record keeping be kept for all hazard analysis and HACCP plans. This allows a clear view of every action that occurs with respect to the established HACCP plan, including monitoring, control and identification of critical point deviation. Implementation of comprehensive record keeping validates the daily work, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements in all stages, all the time.

How Citation Certification Can Help

  • HACCP Training and Teams – At Citation Certification, we offer tailored HACCP training programs that are essential for food businesses to understand and implement the critical aspects of HACCP. Our training helps build knowledgeable HACCP teams equipped to handle the demands of implementing HACCP effectively.
  • Implementing HACCP – Implementing HACCP involves detailed planning and execution. Allowing food businesses to create an effective HACCP system, from conducting thorough risk assessments to helping identify potential control points and establish critical limits. We also provide HACCP auditing services to ensure your HACCP system remains compliant and effective.


Common Questions

What is HACCP certification?

HACCP certification is a process that recognises that a food business has developed, documented, and implemented systems and procedures in accordance with HACCP. This certification is evidence of your commitment to food safety and compliance with applicable laws.


How to get HACCP certification in Australia?

To obtain HACCP certification in Australia, a business must first develop a HACCP plan that meets the standards set by an accredited HACCP certification body like Citation Certification. The process includes training staff, implementing the system, and undergoing a certification audit.

Certification made simple

By partnering with Citation Certification, you’re not just preparing for an audit; you’re ensuring that your food safety processes are robust and sustainable. This proactive approach to food safety management not only enhances your compliance but also supports your business’s reputation in the food industry, fostering trust with customers and stakeholders. Whether you are new to HACCP or looking to enhance your current system, Citation Certification is here to guide you every step of the way.

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