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HACCP stands for ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points’. HACCP was developed by the World Health Organisation. It’s an internationally recognised system for the production, management and delivery of safe feed and food.

What is HACCP?
The HACCP-principles are applied to identify, analyse and to manage company specific risks to the safety of food and feed. First, all processes within a company are mapped out. Then, for each step in the process, possible risks are identified. These risks are analysed and, when necessary, measures will be taken to safeguard the risk.

HACCP for your company
All European companies in that produce, process, transport and/or store food or feed are required to implement and maintain a HACCP system. This has been a requirement for the food industry for quite a while, but was implemented for the feed industry on the first of January, 2006. On that date, the Feed Hygiene Regulations (EG) no. 183/2005 came into effect.

HACCP is also applied in the agro-food sector outside food and feed companies. For example, HACCP is now applied by companies that burn, compost or ferment animal by-products.

HACCP with Schouten Advies
Schouten Advies can help you implement a thorough HACCP plan. We will help you identify all the processes and the possible risks, and we will help you mitigate those risks. Thanks to our many years of experience in the field of food safety in the animal feed sector, we are able to apply the HACCP principles in a constructive and able to propose practical solutions for specific issues.

HACCP training, courses and secondment
We also have consultants who are detached at animal feed and food companies. In addition, we provide HACCP training to bring you the knowledge of you, your employees or your colleagues up to date. We provide these courses at our location in Giessen, but we also provide in-company training. You can read more about these training courses here.

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