Food Safety – HACCP
As consulting food scientists we assist
individual clients to
design, implement and maintain a food safety management system
within their food processing, foodservice business or
distribution. This also includes to lead and assist in the ,
validation and verification of the HACCP system - once it is
operating according to the HACCP plan.
Our clients in
include fish processors, meat processors, food ingredients
manufacturers, beverage manufacturers, food transportation
firms, catering services, restaurants, café's, hotels,
bakeries, food packaging firms, whole-sales or food retail
Our consulting services rest on the
- Education: In the area of food science,
food safety, HACCP and quality management.
- Experience: Working as consultants with
all kind of food processors for 20 years and operating a food
microbiology service lab as well.
base our consulting on world-wide acknowledged standards,
references and criteria in the area of food safety and food
quality management: The
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point system as set forth by
NACMCF, FDA Food Code; Joint
FAO / WHO Food Standards, GMP, ISO 9000 standards, DS 3027
Standard describing a food safety system according to HACCP, EU
food legislation and more.
- An access to excellent food safety (HACCP)
and quality administration software packages which are available
Food Safety – GMP
A thorough food safety system rests on
several factors such as properly designed facilities, good
hygiene and food safety knowledge of all personnel involved. The
outcome is usually referred to as "Good Manufacturing
Practices" or GMP´s.
We do assist with identifying and
documenting these needs as part of our "HACCP
consulting" . These
may include identifying the necessary requirements for
production or storage facilities, such as process controls,
design/layout of processing equipments and cleaning/sanitation
conditions may be referred to as "prerequisites" to a
We always underline the need for proper
planning and comprehensive documentation of the quality system.
Our clients, we
assist with the design and implementation of a food safety
administration system, gradually receive a quality manual, made
in a common word-processing and spread-sheet software.
Food Safety – Software
We like to suggest to our clients,
especially the bigger ones, the use of a specialized software
packages for creating and maintaining the HACCP plan.
The quality manual is a documentation of all quality
activities performed within the HACCP system. As already
outlined, it also contains the "GMP" plan and
therefore contains details of necessary prerequisites.
Food Safety – Certification
Third party certification of the HACCP plan
and its implementation can be a challenging task and even a
necessary one for the food processor.
Such a certification rests on predetermined requirements
described in a "HACCP standard".
There are already some available for the food processor
and there are now several organizations accredited to offer
certification services in this area.
We can assist our clients in choosing
standards depending on their needs, and consulting them
to meet the criteria set towards certification.
The manager of Matvćlatćkni is Hákon
Food Scientist B.Sc. (Hons.).