We are in the process of just starting with the Hazard Analysis when assessing the risk and severity of an ingredient and process we have adopted the following approach -
1.We are assesing the risk(likelihood of occurance) based on the controls that have been put in place
2.We are assesing the severity keeping in mind what damage could the presence of a hazard cause on the packed product. Is this the right approach?
One consultant, I met, told me that the mere presence of a hazard (example splinters from broken pallet) meant that the severity had to be critical irrespective of whether it will affect the packed product or not? I am confused