Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point/s
HACCP certification shows clients right away that you're serious about manufacturing or producing safe food. When you're being audited by regulatory authorities or stakeholders, this evidence-based approach can be especially useful. Using HACCP certification compliance to demonstrate a genuine dedication to food safety may transform your brand and serve as a successful entry-to-market strategy, opening up new business prospects all over the world.
Did you know that many current food processing standards began with the space program? In the early 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asked the Pillsbury company to develop food suitable for their astronauts. They wanted offerings that were both tasty and safe to eat in zero gravity.
In developing this product, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) was born. It represented a quantum leap in food safety standards, and it is now used all over the world.
What Is HACCP?
If you’re a food processing operation, food safety is essential to your success. The HACCP is a systematic, preventative approach to this important part of business, a logical tool for adapting traditional inspection methods to a modern, science-based, system.
HACCP certification goes beyond inspecting finished food products. It helps to find, correct, and prevent hazards throughout the production process. These include physical, chemical, and biological hazards. It has seven principles:
- Conduct a Hazard Analysis
- Identify Critical Control Points
- Establish Critical Limits
- Monitor Critical Control Points
- Establish Corrective Actions
- Establish Record Keeping Procedures
- Establish Verification Procedures
The team of food consultancy experts at Quantum Food Solutions can make these seven points easier to achieve in your business and bring your food processing up to current standards.
Our customizable HACCP training program is delivered by our expert HACCP trainers to help you gain in-depth expertise and practical knowledge. We can develop a training program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of your operation, or we can develop a training program that is specific to selected areas of interest.
HACCP is not just used in food production: other industries, including cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, apply it to their production lines. HACCP is even recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations’ international standards organization for food safety, making it a solution for most companies around the world.
If you need to bring your food processing facility up to this standard, trust the experts at Quantum Food Solutions to make it happen.
Quantum Food Solutions and HACCP
Quantum Food Solution's expertise is in food safety consultancy and developing high-quality management programs. Our coverage includes, but is not limited to, the following food categories:
- Raw prepared products (meat and vegetarian)
- Raw fish products
- Fruit, vegetables and nuts
- Prepared fruit, vegetables and nuts
- Dairy, liquid egg
- Cooked meat, poultry, fish products
- Cured and fermented meat and fish
- Ready-to-eat meals, sandwiches, and desserts
- Low or high acid products (e.g. sauces, marinades, preserves, etc.) in cans, glass, or plastic containers
- Beverages (e.g. juices, carbonated, etc.)
- Bakery dried foods and ingredients
- Dried foods and ingredients
- Oils and fats (e.g. margarine, salad dressings)
Our service includes development, implementation and validation (e.g. critical control points, pre-requisites programs) of your food safety system.
We go beyond HACCP, too. In developing. implementing, and validating the program, the Quantum team of food consultants can also pinpoint the weaknesses in production and offer solutions to save and make you money.
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"We have hired Renzo Gomez from Quantum Food Solutions as an independent third party to evaluate our cooking and cooling processes (smokehouses, spiral oven, chillers) in some of our plants. This work has enabled us to demonstrate product safety to our clients and CFIA. We were also able to improve product quality while gaining process efficiencies. We highly recommend their services, and we look forward to working with them again."
"We have since a few months received our federal (CFIA) dairy processing permit. This would not have happened without your guiding hand. You brought us through the process very readily and logically and now we continue to follow the programs and feel very confident with the HACCP program that was designed for our plant. We would highly recommend your services to other artisan cheese making plants, as it gives a lot more scope for marketing which is so important for any food processor."
“We have used the services from Quantum Food Solutions for a number of years to help us manage our written food safety program and validate our food safety controls (e.g., cooking, cooling, fermented/dry-cured products). We are very pleased with their practical approach to resolving issues and finding opportunities for process improvement. We certainly appreciate the high level of service they continue to provide our company and highly recommend their services”.
“Renzo is very knowledgeable in Food Sciences, and we hired him as a process authority to help us approve a custom process, which received ‘no objection’ from CFIA. Renzo works in an efficient, professional and timely manner. We look forward to working with Renzo in the future, and have no reservations on recommending him to others looking to improve their processes and take their Food Safety to the next level. Thanks Quantum!”
“We manufacture cooked meat and poultry products at our federal facility. We hired Quantum to evaluate our cooking processes including our smokehouses and spiral oven. We appreciate their high quality of service that has enabled us to comply with CFIA and FSIS requirements. We certainly recommend their services.”
“We are a CFIA inspected plant certificated to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. Renzo came to us highly recommended and we have contracted him on multiple occasions to validate our cooking and chilling processes. He uses a practical approach and specialized tools that allow him to provide a fairly comprehensive service. We look forward to working with him again and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a robust, yet affordable food safety service.”
“Thank you Quantum for all of the work to help us attain BRC certification. It has been one of the most rewarding achievements of my lifetime and I am so proud that we were able to achieve the BRC AA rating! By doing so, it has opened many new doors for us and also enable us to expand and continue to grow our business. We definitely recommend Quantum’s food safety services."
"This is to acknowledge that Renzo Gomez from Quantum Food Solutions facilitated the
installation of a solid HACCP plan, which allowed us to reach our goal of becoming federally licensed with CFIA. Thanks to our upgraded food safety standards, we were able to get in to business with Farm Boy and sell our product in new markets outside of Ontario. His service is affordably priced, very streamlined and his communication is honest and straight forward. It was a pleasure to work with Renzo Gomez and we are looking forward to work with him again in the future”
“Renzo has a wealth of knowledge, whilst maintaining a logical and common sense outlook to the tasks ahead. His approach is unique to that of other consultants I have worked with, in that he is pragmatic and makes light work of global codes/standards. We definitely look forward to continuing to work together and highly recommend Quantum to anyone looking to upgrade their food safety and quality systems.”
"We contracted Quantum Food Solutions to evaluate our cooking procedures. This work enabled us to gain a greater understanding of our cooking process and provided a baseline to make further process improvements."
"We hired Quantum Food Solutions to help us analyze some of our baking ovens. Renzo was able to quickly and effectively come up with the best solution to uncover opportunities within our baking equipment. We certainly recommend Quantum for their thermal process knowledge and versatility."