The cost of implementing HACCP can vary depending on the size and complexity of a business, as well as the resources and expertise available. Some estimates suggest that the initial cost of implementing HACCP can range from a few thousand dollars for a small business to tens of thousands of dollars for a large, complex operation.
Costs can include:
- Hiring a consultant to help develop and implement a HACCP plan
- Training employees on HACCP principles and procedures
- Purchasing or upgrading equipment and supplies needed to monitor and control hazards
- Conducting regular audits and assessments to ensure compliance with HACCP standards
It’s also important to note that ongoing costs such as employee training, record keeping, testing and monitoring, and third-party certification will also be incurred.
It’s best to consult with a HACCP consultant to get a more accurate cost estimate for your specific operation.