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A Formula for Food Safety: HARPC = CCP + PRP + OPRP [Podcast]

There continue to be many questions around Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) and how a company’s food safety program will need to change to meet the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements. Through FSMA, the FDA has basically stated that Prerequisite Program (PRPs) are now considered of equal importance as Critical Control Points (CCPs), clumping them all together and calling them preventive controls. PRPs can further be broken down to include Operational Prerequisite Programs (OPRPs). OPRPs are defined as a PRP that has a control measure that controls a significant hazard—ISO 22000 introduced the concept of OPRP. This is an important distinction as we’ve seen that most incidents today are a result of poor management of PRPs, rather than CCP failures.

So how does this tie into FSMA?

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Dec 29, 2015
   
A Formula for Food Safety: HARPC = CCP + PRP + OPRP [Podcast]

There continue to be many questions around Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) and how a company’s...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Dec 29, 2015
6 Signs You’re Prepared for FSMA

As the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continues the long march to implementation, several rules have been finalized...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Dec 17, 2015
7 Emerging Risks that Could Disrupt Your Food Supply Chain

Is Your Business Taking Supply Chain Compliance and Quality Seriously Enough?

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Wed, Dec 16, 2015
Why the Star Wars’ Empire Needed Better Risk Management

With the new Star Wars series being released, the world is waiting with bated breath to see what the future holds for our...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Dec 09, 2015
9 Ways Food Producers Can Prevent Recalls [SlideShare]

Product Recalls Can Have Catastrophic Consequences for Public Reputation

Public trust in the food supply chain is at an all...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Wed, Dec 02, 2015
Food Fraud: How Safe Are We?

(FSMA: Protection Against Intentional Adulteration)

In keeping up the same theme as my last couple of blogs, I wanted to...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Nov 24, 2015
FSMS Draft: Essential Tech Tools for Your Food Safety Team

Whether you’re an NBA fan, an NFL fan or a fantasy league aficionado (or all of the above), draft season is a big deal. Pro...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Nov 17, 2015
FSMA: What’s Up Next (Hint…FSVP)

As October draws to close we have many things to look forward to—Halloween, bright fall colors, football season…and then...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Food Fraud: An Emerging Risk

In my opinion, one of the greatest pleasures in life is crusty bakery-fresh bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil. I once...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Oct 13, 2015

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