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Five questions to ask yourself when considering a Level 4 HACCP course

Considering a Level 4 HACCP course?

Have you been considering a Level 4 HACCP course for your training plans but are unsure whether it’ll help you and your business? You’re not the only one!  Have a look below at my five questions to consider.  If some of the answers to the following questions are ‘no’ or ‘kind of’ then a HACCP Level 4 course would help to refresh your knowledge and revive your HACCP system.

1.  Are you confident in, and proud of, your HACCP system when explaining it to auditors?

If you’re not, think about why. Perhaps it’s an inherited plan that you feel you don’t ‘own’ yet. What help or support do you think you need to make you proud of your HACCP plans?

2.  Is your current HACCP system based on best practice methodology?

Have you future-proofed the HACCP system with recorded rationales for your decisions?

3.  Is your assessment of hazard significance sound and consistent?

For example, have you considered the likelihood of the hazard occurring and the likelihood of it actually reaching the consumer? Are you using your on-site data to help keep these decisions risk-based?

4. Do you have a robust decision-making process to identify which hazards are managed by prerequisites and which are managed by CCPs?

Could you confidently explain this if challenged? Are you using operational prerequisite programmes (oPRPs) or would you like to understand more about them?

5. Are you confident in the evidence you have to prove your HACCP plan has been robustly validated and actively verified?

Have you got absolute clarity in your head about the difference between validation & verification? Are you using the outcomes of these activities to further strengthen your HACCP system?  Try our Level 4 HACCP quiz to test your knowledge.

Next steps

I appreciate these things aren’t easy, that’s why we’d love to help you. We can inspire you and your team with some engaging, interactive, best-practice training and qualifications.

We have two options for Level 4 HACCP.  Choose from either an in-house course for up to 12 delegates held at your site (we can split this on different weeks to give time for learning) or an open course held as a live online course with a remote tutor and online exam, for individual delegates.

Have a look at our feedback comments from our existing clients from our Level 4 HACCP courses.

What about the rest of my team?

Are your HACCP team members confident in HACCP methodology and actively contributing to your plan or just names on a list?

Our in-house Level 3 HACCP course can help reinvigorate your team, and up-skill new members. We base the exercises and discussions around your HACCP plan and process, so your team gain a good understanding of your on-site HACCP system.

If you don’t need a full team trained, or have a new member of your team, we have open courses for Level 3 HACCP for individuals.


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