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What is HACCP?

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is a preventive food safety management system in which every step in the manufacture, storage, and distribution of a food product is analysed for microbiological, physical and chemical hazards.

HACCP works by identifying potential hazards and pinpointing controls to minimise risks involved throughout the entire product lifecycle – this includes personnel, equipment, facilities, general production, and chemical use.

Established by the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the HACCP scheme meets the requirements of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC); the purpose of this was to merge international food standards, guidelines, and codes of practice to ensure fair trade.


Essentially, HACCP certification demonstrates that your company is aware and conscious of meeting the regulatory specifications to the safe handling of food.

Benefits to HACCP certification are that it:

  • Reduces the risk of contaminants or incidents
  • Provides assurance to stakeholders that food quality and safety controls are implemented
  • Assists you to continually monitor your food safety system
  • Adds value to your entire supply chain with improved hazard controls
  • Increases food quality standards

Industries affiliated with this standard

It is best suited for primary producers, manufacturers, processors and food service operators such as companies in the hospitality industry.


Eight Weeks to Certification

Certification can be an extremely valuable asset to organisations. It can enable them to attract more clients, generate higher revenue, and build better customer confidence. In addition to this, some organisations require businesses to be certified to management standards in order to win tenders.

We specialise in assisting organisations with developing and implementing management systems which put your business on the path to becoming certified in as little as eight weeks.

Our Eight Week Process is designed to give clients the most efficient turnaround time whilst delivering service second to none.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What industries do you work with?

As a leading provider of consultancy services we cover a wide range of disciplines including safety compliance, quality compliance and environmental compliance across high-risk industries.

We work with high risk industries including construction, manufacturing, aviation, professional services, healthcare, and transport.

What can all these management systems do for my business?

Management Systems alone won’t add any value to your business or your staff. Although, if a Management System is designed to fit into the existing operations of the business, and with input from the expected staff who will be using the system, then you will start seeing improvement.

Depending on the type of Management System and what standards it is designed to comply with, you can expect the following improvements:

  • Less instances of the organisation quoting/tendering for a project/client that they cannot actually provide the product or service for
  • Better responses to customer complaints
  • A mechanism for identifying issues and then systematically fixing them and preventing them from occurring again
  • If certified, recognition from your customers for achieving certification and increased confidence from prospective customers

These are some of the benefits of a Management System although there are many more that an organisation can achieve if it adopts the system into its core operations.

What is Third Party Certification and who does it?
Third Party Certification is the process of having your Management System audited by an independent third party. This type of auditing is typically used by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) who are regulated by a government organisation known as JAS-ANZ. These CABs can issue registered certificates of compliance to various standards such as ISO 9001, AS 4801, and ISO 14001.
Is the process fixed at the duration of eight weeks?
The Eight Week Process is our preferred methodology for most Management System projects although this can vary depending on the standards involved and internal deadlines.
Are there any hidden costs?
Unlike many competitors who operate by a time and materials model, we operate by a fixed-fee model. We provide clients with proposals that outline the methodology for the project, the deliverables, and the total cost.
Is the initial consultation obligation free?
Yes, the initial consultation meeting with you to gauge what certification would be suitable for the business and also get an understanding of how the business works is free so that we can provide an accurate proposal.

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Matthew Allport
Matthew Allport
Jason O’Grady
Jason O’Grady
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