Equipment, materials, consumables and services to the food industry have a direct impact on the food safety profile of a business. Many of the world’s leading standards and quality systems now demand a due diligence process in selecting products that have incidental food contact or a significant impact on food safety. HACCP International’s programme is designed to meet this demand.
The highly recognised food safety certification mark confirms that a product or service has been evaluated against a number of assessment criteria, including international and proprietorial standards, world’s best practices and good, old-fashioned common sense.
Essentially, HACCP International’s certification mark is a ‘certificate of conformance’ (CoC) confirming a non-food product’s ability to support the integrity and safety of food as demanded by industry expectations, legislation and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) endorsed standards such as BRC, SQF and ISO 2200.
Food-safe equipment, materials and services certification scheme
HACCP International is accredited by JAS-ANZ as a conformity assessment body (CAB). JAS-ANZ is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). HACCP International’s product certification scheme is titled ‘Food-Safe Equipment, Materials and Services’.
Product validation for food handling or processing applications
Through a defined and consistent assessment process, HACCP International provides validation of a product’s ‘fitness for purpose’ in food handling or processing applications. There are ten key components reviewed in this process.
- Materials and specifications
- Contamination risks
- Ease of cleaning
- Operating instructions
- Consequences of error
- Batch and process controls
- Packaging and labelling
- Contribution to food safety
In addition to these, service providers are also assessed in terms of:
- HACCP and food safety awareness
- Food safety training
- Documentation and reporting
- On-site service delivery
- Standard operating procedures
Differentiate your product with a food-safe certification
The power of this programme lies in what we call ‘push/pull’. Suppliers of excellent quality products to industry often seek to differentiate these and advise industry of their food-safe qualities. At the same time, the food industry wants to learn of, and purchase, products that are assessed by an independent body as meeting its need in terms of food safety.
Technical support and consultancy for food companies
We are an organisation with global reach in the science of applied food safety. Unlike other organisations, our specialisation in a single field provides for impressive knowledge of the processes, risks and controls within this demanding industry.
Our technical team is comprised of some of the most accomplished food scientists in key food industry sectors. We know the food industry intimately. Through our various divisions, we provide design input, programmes, technical support and consultancy to many of the world’s best known food companies.
The HACCP mark – a sign of food safety and food-safe design
In terms of certification of materials and equipment, our mark is now synonymous with the very best standards of food safety and food-safe design, supporting world-leading brands as diverse as 3M, Kimberly Clark, Bayer, SPM, Halton, Clorox, Champion, Rentokil, Altro, ISS, Testo, BASF, Hoshizaki, Dyson Airblade, Philips, Ecolab, Thorn, and Hydria GIF.
These companies have the common aim of providing the very best food-safe products to the food industry.
With regional offices strategically located in the world’s key markets, our reach is extensive. Unlike other certification organisations, we do all that we can to promote certified products through an extensive market support programme.
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