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Elevate Your Food Safety with a Robust HACCP Program

What is HACCP?

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic approach aimed at identifying and documenting critical areas in food processing where contamination risks exist. Mandated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for all food processing plants, the HACCP program plays a pivotal role in ensuring food safety.

Color Coding for Effective Contamination Prevention

An integral component of the HACCP program involves implementing a color-coded brush system to mitigate the risks of cross-contamination. Cross-contamination occurs when tools, such as brushes or cutting boards, are used interchangeably for tasks involving incompatible food items. For instance, using a brush for raw meat and then using the same brush for cooked meat can lead to contamination.

Who Should Utilize HACCP Programs?

While food processing plants are obligated to comply with the government-mandated HACCP program, establishments such as restaurants, grocery stores, and delis are currently exempt. However, considering the staggering 80 million cases of food poisoning reported annually in the U.S., adopting a HACCP program is a prudent decision for all food handling establishments.

Simplify Your HACCP Implementation

We offer a range of products in six distinct colors—yellow, green, blue, red, white, and brown. This variety allows you to tailor a HACCP program to seamlessly integrate with your specific operational needs.

The Seven Fundamental Principles of HACCP:

  1. Conduct a Hazard Analysis
  2. Identify Critical Control Points (CCP’s)
  3. Establish Critical Limits
  4. Implement a System for Monitoring CCP’s
  5. Take Corrective Action for Out-of-Control CCP’s
  6. Verify the System
  7. Establish Comprehensive Documentation


Empower your establishment with a successful HACCP program that prioritizes food safety and compliance. For a personalized consultation to discuss your unique situation, please contact us. We are dedicated to assisting you in fortifying your food handling processes and ensuring the well-being of your patrons.

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