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#1 DairyProduct

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

Dear All

I have been following this website and reading up on its contents for few weeks now. It contains valuable information for anyone involved within this sector. Altough i have searched everywhere for my specific type of dairy production all over the web, and even on this site, i cannot seem to find the relevent information to proceed with my production and the approval from the council's enviromental team. I have been adviced by the said department to use the assistance of an consultant but like with any small businesses, financial side of things are keeping my hands tied and cannot afford the prices i am being quoted (some say £4000 and some even up to £10000). I have been reading on so many documents and forums such as this, and confident that i can produce the HACCP plan myself. The only problem i'm facing right now, is putting in all down in an acceptable format and identifying the CCP's.

My business is fairly small and the staff i will employ once the approval has been granted will be 2-4 including myself. The milk i will be using for now will be already pasteurised and purchased from large companies such as Costco, Tesco's or Sainsbury's. In all of the sample HACCP plans i have looked at, it contains the process of having the milk in it's raw, unpasteurised form and specifically for the large plants who process their own milk.

My question for experts in this field, as yourselves, will be, to ask for a sample plan, if you have that i can convert and apply it to my business. I have been stressing out for few months now because of, in my opinion unnecessary burdon for a small company like mine, where i have visual control over the two products i will be producing and the ingredients will be coming from reliable sources and not just any untested farms. My products will be sold to supermarkets as Home made butter and Cheese.

I will apperraciate any help or input offered. Many thanks for your time.

Denis

Can anyone help me with this?


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

Denis, as an alternative you may want to consider purchasing an IFSQN Food Safety Management System - they are all supplied with free technical support and we have a lot of experience in dairy. If you like I can get Tony to contact you to discuss your requirements.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:04 AM

Hi Denis,
this may be of some use to you. Its specific to New Zealand production (contains our pathogen detection criteria, and links to NZ legislation), but there is a HACCP analysis for cheese production in appendix M. May be of use to you?
http://www.foodsafet...index.htm<br />
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:59 AM

Hi Denis,
this may be of some use to you. Its specific to New Zealand production (contains our pathogen detection criteria, and links to NZ legislation), but there is a HACCP analysis for cheese production in appendix M. May be of use to you?
http://www.foodsafet...index.htm<br />
Duncan.


Dear Duncan,

It's a useful document, thanks, but as far as I could see, NZFSA appear to be able to decide on CCPs without doing any risk assessment within their hazard analysis. Very imaginative. :whistle:
(I have recently been searching/trying to locate their previous set of very informative, published HACCP plans ca 2000 vintage however they have ingeniously removed all traces of them starting around 2003's new "policy" :crying: )

Rgds / Charles.C
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