The polling on the previous topic "Can it be Possible" to have zero CCPs seems to suggest a wide opinion although a more active polling activity could have provided a more realistic indication.
Prior to the identification process of CCPs, we would have identified a list of potential hazards that we would need to deal with in our Haccp Plan. These would by and large cover the widely known hazards of "Microbial", "Chemicals" and "Physicals" contaminations.
Interestingly, almost all manufacturing processes encounter the presence of the entire range of hazards and whether all these need to be addressed in the Haccp Plan is another story and if so, justifications must prevail.
As there are THREE CATEGORIES of hazards, does that mean that we need to have at least a CCP for each category? Generally not so unless justifications exist.
This is NOT an industrial benchmark but personally, I think the average CCP number should be 4 - 5 CCPs per process OR less in an initial Haccp Plan working towards 2 - 3 CCPs as the system matures.
We could share some of your experiences in this area if anyone wish to exploit this forum's views.
Edited by charleschew, 14 May 2004 - 05:49 PM.