When you are dealing with food safety, there is no limit to the number of steps you should take to ensure the safety of the product. If you do not craft an efficient food safety program, you run the risk of harming your customers. In addition to safety, a quality HACCP program also saves your business money. While there may be other approaches to food safety, a well-run HACCP program makes a big difference. Let’s take a look at how instituting HACCP tools and protocols will improve food safety for your business.
STEPS TO YOUR HACCP PROGRAM
The best place to find information on how to set up your HACCP program is the FDA. The FDA website has listed the steps required to set up your plan, along with any precautions that you need to take based on your operations. You will find additional information for juice, seafood, dairy, and retail & food service. Your HACCP program will have seven principles that you must follow. There will be additional information on how to adapt HACCP principles to your workplace and how to create each step of your plan.
HOW HACCP PROGRAMS HELP YOU SAVE MONEY
HACCP principles and programs are seen up and down the food chain. When each step of the supply chain puts in the same plan, you can assure the safety and the quality of the product for the full length of the production. If you can trust the safety of the food throughout the process, you can feel better about selling or serving it to your customers. This helps you save money by not passing contaminated food onto your customers and opening yourself up to a lawsuit.
These programs also help save you money, by helping to eliminate cross contamination of products, that if contaminated, would need to be destroyed.
HOW HACCP TOOLS HELP YOUR BUSINESS
HACCP tools help your business by providing you with the items needed to carry out your HACCP program. These tools can range from cleaning tools to items for food storage and handling. The key to these items is that they are color-coded, and those colors correspond to what part of your facility they should be used in. Red should only be used in the red zone, blue in the blue zone, and so on. This color-coding system is meant to prevent cross-contamination in the production areas. If specific items are only used in their designated area, this helps prevent the spread of any bacteria or germs.
INVEST IN REMCO TOOLS FOR YOUR HACCP PROGRAM
DACO proudly retails Remco color-coded tools for your HACCP programs. You can trust that these tools are top of the line quality, and ideal for any business to use in the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Program. To learn more about what tools we have for your business, feel free to contact us. To keep up with what’s new, follow us on Facebook.