HACCP Australia is a highly specialised project management company with its sole activity being the provision of technically qualified personnel and services to the food industry.
Our purpose is to identify and manage hazards, reducing the risks of food contamination events through the development, implementation and ongoing operation of comprehensive, HACCP based Food Safety Programmes. These programmes are tailored to the particular needs of each individual and group enterprise.
Suppliers to the food industry can have their products endorsed as food safe under HACCP Australia guidelines, providing a strong marketing platform to the food safety conscious sector of the industry.
Food contamination events, including outbreaks of food poisoning, are a major health problem within Australia. The estimated number of food poisoning occurrences exceeds 2,000,000 per annum and there are many more cases of injury from foreign bodies. The cost effect of these failures is high and steadily increasing through harsher penalties for vendors and, more commonly today, litigation. Additionally, a major incident can have catastrophic consequences for intangibles such as brand value and customer loyalty. From the media, and almost daily, one learns of food handling failures. Unfortunately for the vendor, modern media techniques ensure a wide and attentive audience.
These are possibly the foremost reasons for the implementation of a thorough systemic approach to food safety. Such an approach must be rigorously enforced in order to maintain measurable standards of cleanliness, food handling and storage.
HACCP Australia is headquartered in North Sydney but has operations and personnel Australia wide. Furthermore, our technologist are highly trained and experienced ‘industry’ people with ‘floor’ knowledge. Such experience makes them very aware of the major commercial and operational issues that surround the production process.
This background translates into strong communication links and a common understanding with management and operational personnel alike, and a programme that works – every time.