A MODERN APPROACH TO FOOD
Golden Eagle Berries is working towards incorporating what many in the
food industry believe will become the international food standard for
food safety - the Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP).
HACCP is a food safety system focused on identifying and preventing
hazards, from raw material to finished product. It is considered to be
more efficient than most traditional inspection and quality control
procedures that tend to be more reactive than preventive.
HACCP has the potential to identify areas of concern where failure has
not yet been experienced. In essence, control is transferred from end
product testing (i.e. testing for failure) into the design and
manufacturing of foods (i.e. preventing failure). Unfortunately, no
system is 100% error-free. For that reason, we intend to employing
third-party verifications and tests on our end-product.
Its effectiveness has brought about many changes within the
international and national food community. The HACCP is presently
endorsed by several esteemed organizations, such as the Codex
Alimentarius, a joint Food Standards Programme between the World Health
Organization and the U.S.’s Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA
currently uses HACCP for canned foods, seafood, and juices. They intend
to expand the standards to most of the sectors in the U.S. food
Advantages of HACCP
• Focuses on identifying and preventing hazards from contaminating food.
• Its recordkeeping allows investigators to see how well a firm is
complying with food safety laws over a period rather than how well it is
doing on any given day.
• Places responsibility for ensuring food safety appropriately on the
food manufacturer or distributor.
• Helps food companies compete more effectively in the world market.
• Reduces barriers to international trade.