901:3-7-04 Verification.

(A) Overall verification.

Every processor shall verify that the HACCP plan is adequate to control food safety hazards that are reasonably likely to occur, and that the plan is being effectively implemented. Verification shall include, at a minimum:

(1) A reassessment of the adequacy of the HACCP plan whenever any changes occur that could affect the hazard analysis or alter the HACCP plan in any way or at least annually. The reassessment shall be performed by an individual or individuals who have been trained in accordance with rule 901:3-7-06 of the Administrative Code. The HACCP plan shall be modified immediately whenever a reassessment reveals that the plan is no longer adequate to fully meet the requirements of rule 901:3-7-02(C) of the Administrative Code.

(2) Ongoing verification activities including:

(a) A review of any consumer complaints that have been received by the processor to determine whether they relate to the performance of critical control points or reveal the existence of unidentified critical control points;

(b) The calibration of process-monitoring instruments; and,

(c) At the option of the processor, the performing of periodic end-product or in-process testing.

(3) A review of the records, including signing and dating, by an individual who has been trained in accordance with rule 901:3-7-06 of the Administrative Code, that document:

(a) The monitoring of critical control points to ensure, at a minimum, that the records are complete and to verify that they document values that are within the critical limits. This review shall occur within one week of the day that the records are made;

(b) The taking of corrective actions to ensure, at a minimum, that the records are complete and to verify that appropriate corrective actions were taken in accordance with rule 901:3-7-03 of the Administrative Code. This review shall occur within one week of the day that the records are made; and

(c) The calibrating of any process control instruments used at critical control points and the performing of any periodic end-product or in-process testing that is part of the processor's verification activities.

(B) Corrective actions.

Processors shall immediately follow the procedures in rule 901:3-7-03 of the Administrative Code whenever any verification procedure, including the review of a consumer complaint, reveals the need to take a corrective action.

(C) Reassessment of the hazard analysis.

Whenever a processor does not have a HACCP plan because a hazard analysis has revealed no food safety hazards that are reasonably likely to occur, the processor shall reassess the adequacy of that hazard analysis whenever there are any changes that could reasonably affect whether a food safety hazard now exists. The reassessment shall be performed by an individual or individuals who have been trained in accordance with rule 901:3-7-06 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Record keeping.

The calibration of process-monitoring instruments, and the performing of any periodic end-product and in-process testing, in accordance with paragraphs (A)(2)(b) to (A)(2)(c) of this rule shall be documented in records that are subject to the record keeping requirements of rule 901:3-7-05 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2010 and 06/10/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3715.02 , 3715.021
Rule Amplifies: 913.41
Prior Effective Dates: 4-28-03