HACCP certificate. Are many professions today have to do with food. Indeed This area contains a series of activities that follow the entire production, from cultivation to the administration. We speak therefore of farmers, workers in the food industry, confectioners, bartenders, cooks. But not only, Also unexpected categories, as pharmacists and drivers.
All these workers, in one way or another come into contact with food and must therefore know the basic rules of hygiene and food safety. In this case the European regulations and therefore also the Italian, require knowledge of sistema HACCP. Born to ensure food safety for astronauts NASA has since been adopted in many countries, thanks to its proven effectiveness.
To know and apply the rules of HACCP must study them, that is why the law requires that anyone working in the food industry to take a course and obtain the HACCP certificate which proves passing the final test.
The HACCP certificate is proof that we have the necessary knowledge about the main rules of hygiene and safety, we know the rules and the application of HACCP, that we have the basics of microbiology and food preservation, and we know how to sanitize a facility and equipment. In short, the certificate serves to prove that we can protect the health of those who come into contact with food that we worked or handled.
Of course this knowledge have different degrees, the manager of the food industry must:
identify all critical points (CCP) the various activities and identify, apply and update safety procedures (based on HACCP principles). Its task is thus of responsibility, that requires a deep understanding of the issues. Instead, for example, the chap who does not manipulate foods must have general knowledge, because his contact with food is never direct, so much so that before the law did not provide even the possession of health card for this category.
Currently the law requires the possession of the mandatory HACCP, without which it is allowed to work in the food industry, so that in all cases it is required as a prerequisite when hiring.