The HACCP team must perform a review of the HACCP system to ensure it is current, correctly implemented and still capable of producing safe food. There is also a legal requirement to conduct a review when any modification is made in the product, process or any step. A formal review should be conducted at least annually but can also be triggered automatically by internal and external changes or factors.
An internal review may be required if a change or failure has occurred. Examples include:
External factors that may initiate a review include:
The HACCP plan must detail when a scheduled review of the HACCP system will take place, and factors and changes that will automatically initiate a review. A record of the review must be documented even if nothing has changed because it provides evidence that the HACCP plan is up-to-date. This record must evaluate if any changes have had an impact on the HACCP plan, including process flow diagrams, determination of significant hazards and critical control points, etc.
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