HACCP Requirements in UAE

HACCP refer to the analysis and control of the food hazards that deals with the Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points. The requirement of the standard states that the management system should be in compliance with the international legislation and codes of practices.

The essential requirements that is neededby the organization to acquire the accreditation of HACCP Requirements are as follows:

  • Cleaning and sanitation at the workplace (manufacturing unit)
  • Maintenance of the OH & S policies
  • Personnel hygiene and training
  • Pest control
  • Healthy condition of plant and equipments
  • Premises and structure
  • Services (compressed air, ice, steam, ventilation, water etc.)
  • Storage, Distribution and Transport
  • Waste Management
  • Zoning (physical separation of activities to prevent potential food contamination)
  • The safety and hygienic condition of all the above mentioned factors need to be under the control of the management system.

HACCP in UAE has been built on few principles for the safety and control of risk and hazardous factor in the food and related industry. These principle guides an organization in establishment of the healthy environment in the manufacturing plant that will help in the safe production of the finished food products that gives complete assurance on the safety for human health. These principles include:

  • Conduct a hazard analysis program
  • Identification of critical control point that help in the prevention and control of the hazardous factors
  • Set up critical limit, that prevents, eliminate and control the hazardous effect of the physical, biological, or chemical upto an acceptable limit.
  • Implement corrective measure in reducing the hazardous effects
  • Review of the HACCP standard working, as it is intended
  • Maintain records related with the hazardous analysis, critical point, HACCP plan, verification activities, and handling of processing deviations.