Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Canadian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

Why does my Food Safety Plan need 'HACCP'?

HACCP stands for ‘Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points’ and is a food safety and risk assessment plan that involves 12 steps and 7 principles. These HACCP steps and principles form the basis of Food Safety Programs. HACCP is essential for food businesses because the principles of HACCP are applied to all processes throughout the food supply chain and are key to managing food safety.