Another Decision-Tree Approach for Identification of Critical Control Points
Abstract:Decision trees have been used as an aid to selection of critical control points as part of the development of hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) systems. The background for those in existence is described. Another decision-tree approach that follows the logic in the IAMFES manual Procedures to Implement the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Approach is presented. It takes into consideration impending hazards, the effect of actions exercised at the operation in question, whether control actions should be taken at this or subsequent operations and whether the CCP will be monitored and corrections made. Further, guidelines are given for selecting an operation as a critical control point. A decision tree to aid in the evaluation of risks is presented, considering whether illness will result, the severity of the illness and the likely occurrence of this outcome, based upon epidemiologic or challenge study of related events. These decision trees provide additional tools to aid in the development of HACCP systems.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Food Safety Consultation and Training, 8233 Pleasant Hill Road, Lithonia, Georgia 30058, USA
Publication date: November 1, 1996
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