Submitted to: National Egg Quality School Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 30, 2005
Publication Date: May 16, 2005
Citation: Jones, D.R. 2005. What does haccp mean. National Egg Quality School Proceedings. Technical Abstract: What Does HACCP Mean? The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program is a science-based plan implemented by the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to enhance the food safety of meat and poultry products produced in the US. FDA has published a proposed rule for on-farm science-based food safety regulations. USDA is currently drafting HACCP-based regulations for egg products and shell egg processing. Many shell egg processors have already enacted HACCP-like programs in their facilities. Training is an important part of HACCP. There 7 principles to HACCP. There are also prerequisite programs that need to be in place before a HACCP plan is implemented. HACCP is designed to address product safety, not quality. This presentation is designed to serve as an overview of the 7 HACCP principles, as well as prerequisite programs. Before implementing HACCP in a processing facility, it is important for the responsible parties to attend a more in-depth training and certification seminar.