Guidance on Regulatory Assessment of HACCP: Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Consultation on the Role of Government Agencies in Assessing HACCP, 1998
Background and Objectives (from report)
At a previous WHO Consultation on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System: Concept and Application (Geneva, June 1995), organized with the participation of FAO, it was concluded that ongoing assessments are essential once a HACCP system has been implemented and that such assessments may be carried out at two levels as:
- internal assessments carried out by industry; and
- independent assessments carried out by either
- regulatory agencies, or
- third parties.
The objectives of the Consultation were to follow up the recommendations of the previous WHO Consultation and Workshop and to provide government agencies with guidance on regulatory assessment, focusing specifically on:
- government agencies' role and responsibilities with regard to the assessment of HACCP;
- essential activities which need to be carried out when assessing HACCP; and
- how to perform these adequately.