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Food Safety Plan

How to design and implement a food safety plan for your business

Introduction to Food Safety Plans

What is a Food Safety Plan?

A food safety plan is a set of documents that shows how a food business operates safely. It is a requirement for almost all food producers under FDA regulation. If you are familiar with HACCP, a food safety plan is very similar to a HACCP plan.

What are the requirements in a food safety plan?

Most Food Safety Plans contain the following written components:

Other Requirements

  • Your plan must be developed by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PQCI). This person does not have to be an employee of the company.

  • You must reanalyze and update your food safety plan every time something changes in your operation or every 3 years, minimum.

  • You must keep records of everything.


Food Safety Plan References