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HACCP Frequently Asked Questions

What is HACCP?
The acronym HACCP means Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (Food Safety) System. It is a system for monitoring the food service process to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. HACCP focuses on how food flows through the food service process - from purchasing through serving.

Why is it important to learn about and Implement the HACCP System?
Increase exports/ sales and substitute for imports
Improve product quality
Improve productivity and profits
Food safety, risk management and due diligence
Customer satisfaction
Relief from regulatory burden
To guarantee safe, healthy and quality food for consumers
To create prosperity for by increasing the level of international competitiveness

What types of training courses are being offered?
There are two training programs offered, one in HACCP Certificate program and another is Certified HACCP Auditor Program.

Why should I enroll in the HACCP Certificate Program?
This certificate is designed to provide a thorough understanding of food safety and HACCP for people with limited food science or industry experience. It will be of interest to those wishing to upgrade their food safety knowledge and will benefit those with new job responsibilities, new positions or those looking to change careers.

Are there any prerequisites required for taking the Certificate Program?
To complete this program, you don
need a degree but familiarity with food processing technology such as bacteria, pH, sanitizers, etc., is helpful. A glossary is provided to help you become familiar with common food safety and HACCP terms, as well as a list of additional resources about food safety, food hazards and more.

Why should I enroll in the Certified HACCP Auditor Program?
This program is designed for those who have had on-the-job experience in HACCP and want to a HACCP Auditor. One major objective of this program is to prepare the students to pass the Certified HACCP Auditor and get certified by America Society for Quality as a CHA, so this course cover each and every topic of the Body of Knowledge of CHA.

Will I get a certificate after I take the HACCP programs?
Yes, you will get a certificate from Ontario College of Technology after completing the program

Where can I take the courses?
You can take the HACCP course at Ontario College of Technology. Our instructor has a Ph.D. in food science and over twenty years of industrial experiences. We also invite guest speakers from the industry.

When can I start?
We are running the HACCP and CHA courses on continous bases, Please call the admission office to arrange a start time for you.

How do I register for the Certificate or Stages
Call the admission office at 416-332-8727, or visit the college at 308-4002 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario M2S 1S6.

Is the any more information about HACCP?
One of the websites recomemded is the one of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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