What is HACCP? HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points.
What does the HACCP Plan do? HACCP is a systematic approach to construct a food safety program designed to reduce the risk of food borne hazards by focusing on each step of the food preparation process– from receiving to service. The HACCP plan will help control food safety hazards that might arise during all aspects of food service (receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, reheating, holding, assembling, packaging, transporting and serving).
Serving safe food is the critical responsibility for the school food service department and a key aspect of a healthy school environment. Keeping foods safe is also a vital part of healthy eating and a recommendation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. We have implemented a HACCP-based food safety plan to help ensure the safety of the school meals served to your children.