The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between some of the world’s leading food safety experts, who work together to improve food safety management systems around the world. GFSI recognizes different food safety schemes, such as BRC, SQF, FSSC 22000, and IFS, that have been benchmarked against its benchmarking requirements.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a food safety management system in which potential hazards are identified and controlled at specific points in the food production process. It is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. Many of the GFSI-recognized schemes require HACCP.
HACCP training is a course that teaches the principles and application of HACCP in the food industry. The course covers the seven principles of HACCP and guides participants through the process of developing and implementing a HACCP plan. These trainings can be provided by different organizations and can be either in-person or online.