The Hazard Analysis and risk assessment is driven by the Hazard Database supporting robust hazard identification and product safety.
1. Add Hazard Analysis
- To add a Hazard Analysis to a step firstly expand ‘Hazard Analysis’ on the Food Safety Plan navigation menu.
- Then click the relevant step to select it.
- Then select ‘Add Hazard’.
After this a new form will open where you can conduct the hazard analysis.
2. Enter Hazard Details
- Select the hazard category (type); Biological, Chemical, Physical, Allergen, Chemical (Additives) or Other.
- Select the nature of the hazard category.
- Describe the source of the hazard category.
- Now select the individual hazards within this category.
- Select the preventive measures and enter any relevant notes.
3. Conduct Risk Assessment
- If a brief risk assessment is conducted you must enter a justification.
- However a more advanced risk determination can be conducted by checking this box.
- Select the probability of the hazard from a scale of 1-5.
- Select the severity of the hazard, from mild to death.
- Enter any supporting information relevant to your risk assessment.
If, as a result of the Risk Assessment the Hazard is found to be Medium or High risk then you will be required to continue to the next section – ‘CCP Determination’. Otherwise if the risk is Low or None then the work flow will complete at this section.
4. Establish Decision Tree
- Answer the questions in the Decision Tree questionnaire. This helps determine the Critical Control Point (CCP). As each question is answered the user is driven to the next logical question until the questionnaire is complete and a result is determined.
- The result of your decision tree. The example determines where there is a CCP or not, therefore the answer will be either CCP or Not CCP.
- Enter any information supporting the decision.
If the result is found to be a CCP then you will be required to continue to the next section – ‘CCP & Monitoring Details’. Otherwise the work flow will complete at this section.
5. Enter Monitoring Details (If Applicable)
- The name of the monitoring details that will detect for a CCP.
- What is the name of the monitoring activity being conducted as part of this.
- State the defined critical limit.
- How is the monitoring to be conducted
- Label the position responsible for the plan.
- Define the frequency of monitoring (daily/weekly/monthly/yearly etc).
- What is the corrective action required in the event of a critical limit breach.
- Select the specific monitoring record that will be used from the documents module.
- Enter details of how the verification will be conducted.