The word HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point) refers to procedures you must put in place to ensure the food you produce is safe.
These procedures make up your food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP.
Your food safety management system allows you to identify and control any hazards that could pose a danger to the preparation of safe food. It helps you to:
- identify what can go wrong
- plan to prevent it
- make sure you are doing it.
HACCP is a legal requirement but will also benefit your business.
For more information see our HACCP section in Running a Food Business.