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OPRP CCP HAZARD ANALYSIS

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#1 Santhosh Velusamy

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:33 AM

Dear all,

 

 

Here is my doubt,

- Which one is correct?

oprp should reduce the hazards to an acceptable level or oprp just reduce the likelihood of hazard introduction?


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:11 PM

Hi,

OPRP is to reduce the likelihood of introducing a hazard 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:17 PM

Dear all,

 

 

Here is my doubt,

- Which one is correct?

oprp should reduce the hazards to an acceptable level or oprp just reduce the likelihood of hazard introduction?

 

Hi santhoshvelusamy,

 

The terminology OPRP is interpretable/implementable in various ways.

 

I like the logic in  iso22004 (2005)(2nd Ed.unseen) –

ISO 22000 reorganizes the traditional concept of dividing control measures into two groups [prerequisites and measures applied at critical control points (CCPs)] in a logical order for the development, implementation and control of the food safety management system. Control measures are grouped into three groups, as follows:

a)   prerequisite  programmes  (PRPs)  that  manage  the  basic  conditions  and  activities;  the  PRPs  are  not selected  for  the  purpose  of  controlling  specific  identified  hazards  but  for  the  purpose  of  maintaining  a hygienic production, processing and/or handling environment (see 7.2 of ISO 22000:2005);

b)   operational  prerequisite  programmes  (operational  PRPs)  that  manage  those  control  measures  that  the hazard analysis identifies as necessary to control identified hazards to acceptable levels, and which are not otherwise managed by the HACCP plan;

c)   a  HACCP  plan  to  manage  those  control  measures  that  the  hazard  analysis  identifies  as  necessary  to control identified hazards to acceptable levels, and which are applied at critical control points (CCPs).

 

 

Afaik, a  fundamental objective  of  ISO22000 is the generation of an “appropriate”, validatable, control measure to “control” a “significant” food safety hazard, eg these quotes from iso22000  –

 

control measure [3.7]

 (food safety) action or activity that can be used to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard (3.3) or reduce it to an acceptable level.

7.4.4

Based on the hazard assessment of 7.4.3, an appropriate combination of control measures shall be selected which is capable of preventing, eliminating or reducing these food safety hazards to defined acceptable levels.

 

Nonetheless, procedures to determine whether a given control measure should be managed by OPRP/HACCP plan may be non-simple, for example, see the conceptual distinctions between HACCP Plan / OPRP programme as explained in this link –

 

http://www.praxiom.c...definitions.htm

 

PS - the interpretation/scope of PRP in FSSC22000 has been expanded via iso22002-1, etc

 

PPS - The OPRP concept was introduced to fill a gap in conventional HACCP methodology. Unfortunately the way in which ISO was  officially introduced  was a communication disaster. The concept as developed/presented in pre-final drafts had substantial problems of agreement/acceptance.  A major revision suddenly appeared in the final draft and was adopted in the issued Standard. The resulting confusion/arguments  were  attempted to be resolved by the "rush" publication of ISO22004. This partially helps via text and a decision tree but fails to give explicit decision criteria so that the arguments have continued.

(a fairly detailed explanation of the nature of "OPRP" as envisaged by a member of the original ISO22000 development team is given in the attachment in following post, see "fsms2 - Didier Blanc" -

http://www.ifsqn.com...indpost&p=99008

 

The net result is that an entire literature has appeared to advise on "how to interpret/determine OPRPs".

 

Based on posts in this forum (not myself a user of iso22000), auditors now seem to accept any methodology to interpret/determine OPRPs which can be justified as logical, eg as published in the literature. Several options / approaches are reviewed in the older (2010) thread below but there are many, no doubt equally auditor-acceptable, alternative procedures later referenced on this forum.

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...oprp-selection/

 

P2S - The excel sheet attached below is a compilation of various (posted) Decision Trees, etc for distinguishing  CCP/OPRP. The content is explained in the INDEX sheet. Not intended to define a "best" method (probably does not exist) but hopefully of illustrative interest.

 

Attached File  CCP-OPRP decision methods, 2.0.xls   1.52MB   61 downloads


Edited by Charles.C, 23 March 2016 - 08:09 AM.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:23 AM

Dear all,

 

 

Here is my doubt,

- Which one is correct?

oprp should reduce the hazards to an acceptable level or oprp just reduce the likelihood of hazard introduction?

 

 

Hi,

OPRP is to reduce the likelihood of introducing a hazard 

 

This is true but not the correct response.

 

Hi santhoshvelusamy,

 

I like the logic in  iso22004 (2005)(2nd Ed.unseen) –

 

b)   operational  prerequisite  programmes  (operational  PRPs)  that  manage  those  control  measures  that  the hazard analysis identifies as necessary to control identified hazards to acceptable levels, and which are not otherwise managed by the HACCP plan;

 

As Charles has posted operational prerequisite programmes  ...... control identified hazards to acceptable levels.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:08 AM

OPRP's are : - 

·         Specific to a food operation and are determined after doing the hazard analysis

·         For all significant hazards, control measures are then established to prevent and control the hazards and be managed through food safety plan.

·         One or more control measures will be needed for each significant hazard identified.

·         Hazard with medium significance will be monitored by OPRPs to prevent, eliminate, reduce or maintain a hazard to an acceptable level

·         The above results are then recorded in The Operational Prerequisite Programs (OPRPs) Summary.


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:15 AM

OPRP's are : - 

·         Specific to a food operation and are determined after doing the hazard analysis

·         For all significant hazards, control measures are then established to prevent and control the hazards and be managed through food safety plan.

·         One or more control measures will be needed for each significant hazard identified.

·         Hazard with medium significance will be monitored by OPRPs to prevent, eliminate, reduce or maintain a hazard to an acceptable level

·         The above results are then recorded in The Operational Prerequisite Programs (OPRPs) Summary.

Hi Clover,

 

IMO the 4th Bullet is incompatible with the iso22000 standard.

 

But Good Luck anyway,


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:40 AM

Hi Clover,

 

IMO the 4th Bullet is incompatible with the iso22000 standard.

 

But Good Luck anyway,

Hi Charles, 

 

could you kindly explain why is it so? From my understanding of the ISO22000 manual, if a hazard is of high significance (high risk) then it would be managed through a CCP, otherwise it would be oPRP. 

 

Reference 7.4.4 [page 14]

 

Control measures categorized as belonging to the HACCP plan shall be implemented in accordance with 7.6. Other control measures shall be implemented as operation PRPs according to 7.5

 


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#8 alvindman

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 12:03 PM

There is a never ending discussion on PRP/OPRP/CCP.

 

Thing is, everything just have to be logical. Get a decision tree and let it decide for you.

 

There are also various ways on how to rate the significance of a hazard.


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#9 alvindman

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 12:04 PM

Coca-Cola Michigan OPRP/CCP decision tree was sufficient in our application. You may consider it. It can be found online.


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