HACCP: An Overview
Word cloud illustrating the many words associated with HACCPs.
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Goodrich-Schneider, Renée, Keith R. Schneider, Michelle D. Danyluk, and Ronald H. Schmidt. 2012. “HACCP: An Overview: FSHN0512/FS122, Rev. 5/2012”. EDIS 2012 (6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs122-2012.


The acronym HACCP (pronounced /’hæ-sip/) stands for “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point”. It is a food safety management system that is increasingly used in all aspects of the food industry. This revised 3-page fact sheet introduces the topic and summarizes the key components of a HACCP program. Written by R. Goodrich-Schneider, K. R. Schneider, M. D. Danyluk, and R. H. Schmidt, and published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, May 2012.

FSHN0512/FS122: HACCP: An Overview (ufl.edu)

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