HACCP is abbreviated as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. It is a technique that is accepted internationally for preventing biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the food safety system. The HACCP technique helps to establish critical control points, set critical limits, ensure control measures as well as identify the risks for reducing the food safety hazards.
What Is HACCP Certification?
The HACCP certification helps organizations to enhance customer confidence and to meet the applicable regulatory and market requirements. It develops the food safety management system performance and ensures food safety. Also, HACCP Certification brings global recognition to your business.
IAS is a leading certification provider in Philippines, famous for auditing and issuing HACCP certification. We have IRCA certified tutors to perform certification audits and provide guidance in the implementation of the HACCP system.
Who Are Applicable To Get HACCP Certification?
The HACCP certification is applicable to all organizations in the food supply chain from producers to retailers. Also, it applies to the hotels, restaurants, and enterprises that provide:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Dairy products
- Fish and fishery products
- Bakery and confectionery products
- Meat and meat products, etc.
Why HACCP Certification?
HACCP Certification helps the food business industries to improve food safety management in compliance with HACCP principles. This helps you meet the applicable legal food safety requirements. By achieving the HACCP Certification, the organization can gain the following benefits.
- Reduce food safety hazards and risks
- Implement the food safety system performance
- Ensure food safety
- Enhance consumer confidence
- Reduce customer complaints
- New business opportunities
- International recognition
Incorporated in 2006, IAS provides HACCP certification in the Philippines for more than 13 years. With this vast experience, IAS helps the organization to satisfy the applicable requirements of the HACCP certification standard.
We also provide training in the Philippines for individuals to gain the knowledge to understand the HACCP system standard.
Process for HACCP Certification in Philippines
Understand the requirements of HACCP: The first step in becoming HACCP certified is to understand the requirements of HACCP. Become familiar with the system. By knowing about HACCP, you gain a better understanding of the HACCP certification process. Get ready for performance evaluations and documentation reviews. IAS conducts a thorough review of your organization’s system so as to measure the performance benchmarks required by the HACCP Certification standard. Once this is completed, you are ready to take the HACCP certification. Get your certificate after successful completion of the process.
Develop a HACCP Plan: The HACCP plan is the core system of your organization. It includes all the critical control points (CCP). IAS provides training in the philippines that helps you to develop a HACCP plan.
Complete a gap analysis: The gap analysis identifies the gaps between the current food safety system and the requirements of HACCP. This file will help you to make improvements to your existing food safety system.
Apply to IAS: Compile the application for HACCP and apply to IAS. Upon review, IAS will return with the decisive HACCP audit date.
Undergo the HACCP audit: The IAS auditor will carry out an audit based on the updated HACCP application.
Audit Report: The audit report is prepared by IAS, which reflects the findings during the certification process. This will act as a reference tool in case of any future audits.
HACCP Certification: After the inspection and upon successful completion of the process, IAS issues the HACCP certification to your organization if it is found compliant with all the requirements of HACCP. The certificate will reflect all aspects of the food safety system and list out all the CCPs.
How long does it take to get HACCP Certification?
HACCP assessments generally range from one to five days, depending on the size of your organization and the extent of the audit. It’s important not only that you do all of the required tasks in a timely manner but also that you complete them correctly. Because audits take less time when completed entirely, meticulously following your HACCP strategy is critical.