A HACCP certification typically lasts for a period of one year, after which the certification must be renewed. The certification process usually involves an initial assessment, and then follow-up audits to ensure ongoing compliance with HACCP standards. The certification body or organization that conducts the assessment and awards the certification will typically schedule the follow-up audits at intervals of six months to one year, depending on the risk level of the facility.
It’s important to note that even if a facility has HACCP certification, it still must continue to implement and maintain the HACCP plan and meet all the requirements of the standard in order to keep the certification valid. If a facility is found to be out of compliance with the standard during a follow-up audit, the certification may be suspended or revoked.
It’s also important to be aware that different certification organizations may have different policies and procedures, so it’s best to consult with the specific certifying body to know more about their specific rules and regulation.