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HACCP Advice / Hazard Analysis

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HACCP Advice (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)

Sentient provide HACCP advice to caterers, retailers, food processors and any other organisations involved in the preparation or manufacture of food. Food safety standards are important not only to consumers, but also in terms of the employers reputation, profits and employees jobs.

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All food businesses must have a food safety management system based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point principles. Known as HACCP, this helps to ensure that food produced from your premises is safe to eat. HACCP advice from Sentient is designed to help food companies minimisethe risk or the possibility of harm from food.

Hazard analysis reviews must happen annually, whenever things change, such as products or equipment, or when something goes wrong.

HACCP advice for Caterers and Retailers

We can help you identify the hazards in your business that could harm consumer health and wellbeing. The HACCP advice we provide will:

  • Help you to decide which type of hazard analysis is best for your business
  • Identify your critical control points
  • Help you to do the hazard analysis and review it when necessary
  • Show you how to set up, monitor and record your critical control points
  • Independently complete food safety audits
  • Provide HACCP advice training to your staff to ensure they take appropriate corrective action when monitoring indicates that a critical control point is not under control.

HACCP advice for food manufacturers and butchers

We can:

  • Help you through the process of developing or reviewing HACCP plans and implementing food safety procedures relevant to your business
  • Provide independent verification and validation audits of your system that you are doing what was planned and that the system will work when put into practice.
  • Advise on good management practices
  • Carry out HACCP reviews or train your staff to undertake them for you
  • Carry out regular audits of your plan in operation.

All our HACCP advisors have many years experience in the industry and have all been Environmental Health Officers in the past, so they know exactly what is required to pass an EHOinspection. Our HACCP advisors work with you to produce the documentation and procedures required to establish a robust food safety management system. It is crucial that your employees are actively engaged to ensure they understand and can run the system in the future and are fully trained in food safety and hygiene matters. All the HACCP advice and training we provide therefore is aimed at ensuring that your staff have the skills and knowledge to maintain sound procedures and records so that you comply with relevant legislation and produce food safely.