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Issue Number: Council III 009

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SPCC 4 – SHSP HACCP Template for Curing as a Single Special Process

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At the 2016 Biennial Meeting of the Conference for Food Protection, the Special Process Controls Committee was created and charged (Issue: 2016-III-034) to:

1. Review current FDA Food Code specialized processes, including curing and reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) in sections 3-502.11 and 3-502.12 to determine when and if food safety hazards could be controlled by a plan less than a full HACCP plan as defined in 8-201.14.

2. Report back findings and recommendations to the 2018 biennial meeting of the Conference for Food Protection.

The Special Process Controls Committee quickly came to the conclusion that food safety hazards should NOT be controlled by a plan less than a full HACCP plan as defined in 8-201.14. However, the committee determined that a partially pre-filled HACCP template would make the process of creating a HACCP plan less complicated for both operators and regulators. In this issue the Special Process Controls Committee requests approval and endorsement of a Single Hazard Special Process HACCP Template titled Curing as a Single Special Process.

Public Health Significance

Special Processes are those retail food service processes that are more like food manufacturing processes rather than traditional retail or food service processes. Consequently, the FDA Food Code mandates the use of HACCP for most of these processes. Any HACCP guidance that CFP can provide to operators and regulators would enhance the food safety of these processes.

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

  1. Approval of the draft Single Hazard Special Process HACCP Template titled Curing as a Single Special Process, (attached as a content document to Issue titled: Report - Special Process Control Committee).
  2. Authorizing the Conference to make any necessary edits prior to posting the document on the CFP website to assure consistency of format and non-technical content; edits will not affect the technical content of the document.
  3. Posting the final document in both PDF and editable formats on the CFP website.

The Conference further recommends that a letter be sent to the FDA encouraging them to amend the most recent edition of the Food Code, Annex 2 (References, Part 3-Supporting Documents) by adding a reference to this template as a Conference approved Single Hazard Special Process HACCP Template.

Submitter Information 1

Name Brian Nummer
Organization Special Process Controls Committee Co-chair
Address 8700 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Telephone 4352136154

Submitter Information 2

Name Rebecca Krzyzanowski
Organization Special Process Controls Committe Co-Chair
Address 615 Englewood Dr
Roscommon, MI 48653
Telephone 5177197919

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