HACCP Plan reassessments are required to be performed at least once a year. It is not only mandated by USDA and FDA regulations, but also by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for companies certified under SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000 or IFS. In short, your HACCP plan should be a living document that continually and accurately reflects current operations. It assures your food safety system is kept up-to-date throughout the year.
Reassessments are necessary whenever any changes occur that could affect your hazard analysis or alter any current HACCP plans.
Example circumstances for HACCP reassessment include:
- Changes to or addition of new ingredients
- Revised formulations
- New equipment
- New packaging
- New production processes
- Changes to the intended consumer population