HACCP Certification Mark

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Certification of the HACCP management system / Voluntary assessment

Basis for Certification (certification standard):


Standard owner:

TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH


What does the HACCP TÜV MS standard cover?

The HACCP TÜV MS standard defines the requirements for a HACCP management system (management system for hazard analysis and critical control points) and for the critical control points of an organisation. These requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Document and information management
  • Evaluation of the HACCP management system and improvement actions
  • Provision of the necessary resources
  • Implementation and control of measures of basic hygiene (preventive programmes)
  • Interdisciplinary and expert HACCP team
  • Product descriptions and intended use of products
  • Flow charts of manufacturing processes
  • HACCP hazard analysis
  • Definition of critical control points including critical thresholds
  • Definition of corrective actions to be taken if thresholds are exceeded
  • Verification measures for the HACCP system

  • What does “certification” and/or the issue of a certification mark for HACCP TÜV MS Standard by TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH mean?
    • The customer has submitted to voluntary assessment (audit) according to defined criteria (certification standard).
    • A certificate and/or the authorisation to use a certification mark is only issued if the assessment (audit) does not reveal any major nonconformities with the requirements of the certification standard.
    • The certificates and/or certification marks are valid for a restricted period of time. Interested parties can check the validity of individual certificates in the certificate database of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH..
    • To maintain certificate validity, the certificate holder must annually complete an announced audit with a positive result.
    • Unannounced audits are possible in specific cases.
  • How do we audit?

    Independent and qualified experts (auditors) apply the following auditing techniques:

    Document review:

    • Evaluation of hazard analysis, HACCP plan
    • Inspection of product descriptions and specifications, flow charts
    • Review of measures of basic hygiene, measures to control critical control points and corrective actions

    On-site inspection of the premises:

    • Inspection of all production and storage areas of the organisation
    • Interviews of employees of the organisation
    • Comparison of the documentation against the actual processes
    • Evaluation of the control of production, storage and transport processes
  • What is beyond the scope of certification according to HACCP TÜV MS Standard?
    • Certification according to HACCP TÜV MS Standard does not constitute product certification. Certification thus does not provide any direct statements on the quality of a product or service of the certified customer.
    • Certification according to HACCP TÜV MS Standard does not mean that the company manufactures products or provides services of higher quality.
    • Certification according to HACCP TÜV MS Standard does not ensure in each specific case that a product or service complies with customer requirements, even though this is one of the key objectives of the quality management system.

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