HACCP is an internationally recognized concept of assuring the safety of foods intended for human consumption. Riverwest Processing, Inc. is HACCP certified by the American Council for Food Safety & Quality which verifies that our HACCP plan is appropriate and meets all HACCP requirements.
The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system is a preventative system for assuring the safe production of food products. This system can effectively reduce, eliminate and prevent the likelihood of an occurrence of a significant hazard during food production.
The HACCP concept covers all types of potential food safety hazards – Biological, Physical, and Chemical – whether they naturally occur in food, are contributed by the environment or originate from a mistake in the manufacturing process.
Riverwest’s detailed HACCP Plan provides the framework used in our everyday operations including:
Our HACCP Plan has established roots in the field through effective communication between our field representatives and grower base. Continued emphasis is placed on following GAP’s in the field. In this way we can ensure that contributions to food safety are maintained at all levels of production.
Our plan provides employees and customers of Riverwest with a description of company policy for maintaining an effective and economical food quality system planned and developed in conjunction with HACCP. This plan was developed by following the seven principals listed below for establishing, implementing, and monitoring a HACCP plan.
Conduct an onsite Hazard Analysis. Prepare a list of steps in the process where significant hazards could occur and describe the preventative measures.
The Riverwest HACCP Plan is successful primarily due to continued management and employee commitment, ongoing training, and scheduled reconvening of the HACCP team for an annual audit of systems in place.
Our promise of providing Riverwest customers with high quality, safe almond products is obtained through our continued commitment to both the HACCP Plan and all supporting programs.