HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is the systematic preventative approach to food safety.
It addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection.
This approach has significant benefits to organisations operating within the food supply chain as it enables them to determine key controls over processes and concentrate resources on activities that are critical to ensuring safe food.
Retailers, the food industry and Government in particular are concerned about ensuring that food is produced safely and that the consumer has confidence in the product. This has led to an increase in legislation over time that has focussed upon ensuring safe systems of food production.