Key Components of Your Food Safety Plan
According to the FDA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide, a covered facility must have a written food safety plan including the following components:
Identify known or reasonably foreseeable hazards. If a facility reveals one or more hazards, then they are required to also have and implement written preventative controls for the identified hazards.
Preventative controls must significantly minimize or prevent the identified hazards.
Oversight and management of preventive controls
Once a facility has identified a preventive control for a hazard, the facility must make sure that the controls are being met.
Supply chain program
Manufacturers must have and implement a risk-based supply chain program if the hazard analysis identifies a hazard that (1) requires a preventive control and (2) the control will be applied in the facility’s supply chain.
If the hazard analysis identifies a hazard requiring a preventive control, the facility must have a written recall plan that describes the procedures to perform a recall of the product.
For more details, read the FDA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide.