The food safety program focused in the identification of hazards and management of the hazards in all business functions is the most important means to ensure food safety within a food retail business.
Food safety must be its priority and this priority should be defined in a written food safety policy statement that addresses all possible hazards establish control measures and specifies corrective actions.
If a food business is required to have a food safety program, it must examine all of its food handling operations in order to identify those food safety hazards that might reasonably be expected to occur and prepare a written safety program to control these hazards.
The program must include controls for the identified safety hazards, ways to monitor the controls are working and steps to be taken when a hazard is not under appropriate control.
Food safety standards may be established by governments, industry groups and individual companies.
All the activities in a food safety program have the ultimate goal of preventing the physical, chemical and biological contamination of a product so the food would not cause harm or sickness to the consumers who eat it.
Food Safety Program