OIA - Organización Internacional Agropecuaria | Servicio Internacional de Certificación
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HACCP

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the monitoring of critical control points identified in the production process to reduce risks that may affect food safety.

It implies the identification, assessment, management and control of physical, chemical and biological hazards along the production process. HACCP has been standardized by FAO’s Codex Alimentarius Commission, and included as a general principle in EU legislation.

What are HACCP certification advantages?
  • Differentiation.  It is a globally recognized system that enhances corporate image, and therefore a key to foreign markets. It also assures greater customer satisfaction.
  • Safety.  It guarantees food safety and removes or reduces to acceptable levels physical, chemical and biological hazards.
  • Efficiency.  Resources are managed more efficiently by reducing costs of product destruction, complaints and good recovery.
  • Organization effectiveness. The proposed work methodology involves all the production chain and improves the communication between different areas of the organization.

Prerequisites to HACCP
It is recommended to previously implement GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), SSOP (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) and IPM (Integrated Pest Management).

How is HACCP certification process?
  • The process starts when the food producer meets OIA’s representatives to introduce his/her manufacturing process.
  • After the certification request and signature of contract, there is an exchange of documents and information as required by HACCP certification program.
  • After the inspection, an inspection report is made and there may or may not appear non-compliances. The customer will be HACCP certified after a positive report without non-compliances.
  • Then, the cycle restarts for supervision.