901:3-23-04 Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) plan.

(A) HACCP plan.

Each processor shall have and implement a written HACCP plan whenever a hazard analysis reveals one or more food hazards that are reasonably likely to occur during processing, as described in rule 901:3-23-03 of the Administrative Code. The HACCP plan shall be developed by an individual or individuals who have been trained in accordance with rule 901:3-23-08 of the Administrative Code and shall be subject to the record keeping requirements of rule 901:3-23-07 of the Administrative Code. A HACCP plan shall be specific to:

(1) Each location where juice is processed by that processor; and

(2) Each type of juice processed by the processor. The plan may group types of juice products together, or group types of production methods together, if the food hazards, critical control points, critical limits, and procedures required to be identified and performed by paragraph (B) of this rule are essentially identical, provided that any required features of the plan that are unique to a specific product or method are clearly delineated in the plan and are observed in practice.

(B) The contents of the HACCP plan. The HACCP plan shall, at a minimum:

(1) List all food hazards that are reasonably likely to occur as identified in accordance with rule 901:3-23-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) List the critical control points for each of the identified food hazards that is reasonably likely to occur, including as appropriate:

(a) Critical control points designed to control food hazards that are reasonably likely to occur and could be introduced inside the processing plant environment; and

(b) Critical control points designed to control food hazards introduced outside the processing plant environment, including food hazards that occur before, during, and after harvest;

(3) List the critical limits that shall be met at each of the critical control points;

(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which they are to be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;

(5) Include any corrective action plans that have been developed in accordance with rule 901:3-23-05(A) of the Administrative Code, and that are to be followed in response to deviations from critical limits at critical control points;

(6) List the validation and verification procedures, and the frequency with which they are to be performed by the processor in accordance with rule 901:3-23-06 of the Administrative Code; and

(7) Provide for a record keeping system that documents the monitoring of the critical control points in accordance with rule 901:3-23-07 of the Administrative Code. The records shall contain the actual values and observations obtained during monitoring.

(C) Sanitation.

Sanitation controls that are monitored in accordance with rule 901:3-23-02(B) of the Administrative Code need not be included in the HACCP plan.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2010 and 02/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3715.02 , 3715.021
Rule Amplifies: 3715.27
Prior Effective Dates: 4-28-03