In the US, HACCP based systems have become mandatory for meat, poultry, and fish plants.
Internationally,HACCP systemshave been implemented in many countries. It has been incorporated into the World Health Organization / Food & Agriculture Organization standard, (Codex Alimentarius) and is now required of most food businesses in Europe.
What is HACCP?
HACCP ispreventativein that it puts controls in place to ensurefood safety.
HACCP issystematicin that it covers all aspects of food production.
HACCP isthoroughin that it identifies potentialhazardsat every step, for every ingredient or food.
HACCP isinternationally recognizedin that most countries have implemented some form of this food safety system.