I have been researching who to become registered with as a training centre for food safety / food hygiene and HACCP having given it much thought and done some research over the Summer. Some of the certification bodies I looked at online did not seem particularly user friendly and I thought I needed to put aside a significant amount of time to pursue this.
Having heard HABC ( Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) mentioned as an up and coming body I received an email from them with a link to registration. I have to say their website and instructions are very user friendly and I am in the process of registering for Food Hygiene levels 1, 2 and 3 and 4 and HACCP levels 2, 3 and 4 , both for manufacturing.
There are example forms that can be used as a start for preparing documents and I have found this extremely useful. Being quite particular, however, as to how my documentation appears I have of course modified the documents significantly to reflect my own personal style and also my own working situation. Coming from a document control background has led to the development of around 22 short procedures…and I am not finished yet! They are very short and to the point and they do clarify what the important criteria are for becoming a registered centre. So watch this space and I will update you as to my progress! If anyone has any experience with HABC please let me know.
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