Master the Art of Food Safety Risk Analysis

SFPM Consulting present Master the Art of Food Safety Risk Analysis

When we speak about food safety -it is all about managing risk. To get started, we need to make sure we conduct a thorough food safety risk analysis.

The Importance of Risk Analysis

Risk analysis involves identifying, assessing, and managing potential food production, processing, and distribution risks.

By understanding and addressing these risks, businesses can enhance compliance with food safety regulations, mitigate potential hazards, and ultimately inspire consumer confidence.

This blog article provides comprehensive support and guidance to businesses looking to master the art of food safety risk analysis.

Our Risk Analysis Step-by-Step Guide

Our step-by-step guide is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to conduct a thorough food safety risk analysis. From identifying potential hazards to assessing their likelihood and severity, our guide walks you through each stage of the process.

Step 1: Identify the different types and hazard descriptions

First, you will need to identify types of hazards such as biological, physical and chemical hazards.

It is important to also know what exactly you consider as hazards -note down the hazard description. Getting the right hazard descriptions will help you in the subsequent step.

This blog does not go specifically into the hazards and descriptions, but our HACCP training dives deep into the hazard descriptions. Contact us to sign up for our HACCP courses. 

Step 2: Determine the likelihood and severity

With hazard analysis, we will want to choose the hazard matrix that fits your operational needs. Then, determine the likelihood and severity.

Important tips: use your food safety team expertise to help you decide on the likelihood and severity.

Step 3: Determine risk level

Once you have your likelihood and severity, use your risk matrix to find the intersection of the likelihood and severity. That becomes your risk level.

Step 4: Determine risk mitigation and control

Based on the risk level, you will want to use a combination of Good Manufacturing Practices, a pre-requisite program, process control, control points and critical control points.

Again, we go in-depth with risk analysis and control during our HACCP training. Be sure to check out our affordable HACCP courses offering.

Download Our Risk Analysis Template

We offer a downloadable template to assist you in your risk analysis journey further. This template is a valuable tool for organizing and documenting your risk analysis findings, ensuring a systematic and comprehensive approach.