3.3 HACCP Charts

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW
  1. Having worked through the Flow Diagram section of this manual, you will now have identified all the process steps in your business. There is a HACCP Chart in this section for each process step. Remove any HACCP Charts, which are not relevant to your business.
  2. Read the contents of each remaining HACCP Chart, which will indicate which House Rules apply at each process step. To make this task easier, Link Boxes have been provided at the bottom of each HACCP Chart indicating the House Rules relevant to each process step.

    For Example, the Link Box on the 'Purchase, Receipt/Delivery, Collect' HACCP Chart includes
    the following:

    House Rules References
    Training, Cleaning, Temperature Control, Cross Contamination Prevention and Stock Control

  3. The House Rules relevant to 'Purchase, Receipt/Delivery, Collect' are therefore, Training, Cleaning, Temperature Control, Cross Contamination Prevention and Stock Control. In the House Rules Section of the manual, you will find that there will be a sub-section for each of these subjects. In each of these sub-sections you will be given guidance and then be asked to write your House Rules to indicate how you manage each of these subjects in your business.
  4. Now use the HACCP Charts to decide upon the records which are relevant to your business. Remember that if you have recording forms/records already drawn up for your business, check to make sure that they cover the same areas that are included in the example forms which can be found in the Records Section of this manual.
  5. Consider the Corrective Actions listed in the HACCP Charts for each process step and check to see if they are appropriate for your business. You may wish to customise the HACCP Charts by adding in other Corrective Actions, which are appropriate to your business.
  6. If you carry out a process step in your business not covered in the HACCP Charts, a HACCP Chart template can be found at the end of this section for your use.
ONCE YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED AND READ ALL THE HACCP CHARTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO YOUR BUSINESS, REMEMBER TO COMPLETE AND SIGN THE HACCP CHART SECTION OF THE ACTION PLAN.