The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management system is a preventative risk assessment tool for the food and beverage industry which helps ensure that food safety hazards are assessed and appropriate controls are put in place to eliminate or mitigate contamination issues.
The implementation of a HACCP food safety plan is a regulatory requirement in many parts of the world and it is often instrumental in identifying unsafe practices in the food and beverage sector.
How does HACCP relate to flooring?
Although flooring can often be overlooked, it forms a critical part of a safe food and beverage facility. The floor can provide a hygienic platform through antimicrobial additives and coving, provide the right traction underfoot through textured profiles and highlight dangerous zones or hazards with colours and demarcation.
The HACCP International certification program also highlights the importance of seamless and impervious flooring as seams, joints, grout lines and gaps can become a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew.
If you need more information on the importance of the right flooring in your food and beverage facility, download a free copy of the whitepaper What is a HACCP Food Safety Management System and How Does it Relate to Flooring?
To find out more about the HACCP food safety management system visit: http://www.haccp.com.au/