HACCP Fact Sheet 1 - Risk Assessment

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Fact Sheet No1 - Safety Risk Significance (SRS)


HACCP has traditionally relied upon the
This is where Safety Risk Significance (SRS)
fact that any point that requires control in a
comes in. SRS measures two aspects of a hazard
process is either Critical or Not. This is the
and based on two answers to:
very basis of the HACCP Decision Tree; it

helps you decide if a hazard is a Critical
* The SEVERITY (or consequences) of the
Control Point (CCP) or otherwise.
hazard in question and..


At HACCP Now we believe that some
* The RISK (or likelihood) of the hazard in
hazards have a potentially greater impact
question.
than others and that HACCP should take

account of this. After all, how can a
HACCP Now helps prioritise the overall Safety
commercial business decide how to best
Risk Significance index (a measure between 1
deploy financial and other resources in the
and 25). SRS is unique to HACCP Now.
control of hazards in a sensible and cost

effective means?
See the SRS matrix below.

Severity
Can cause
Can lead to
Can cause a Can generate
Not of
fatality
serious
product recall
a customer
significance
Risk
illness
complaint
Common
S1
S3
S6
S10
S15
occurrence
Known to
S2
S5
S9
S14
S19
occur
Could occur
S4
S8
S13
S18
S22
Not likely to
S7
S12
S17
S21
S24
occur
Practically
S11
S16
S20
S23
S25
impossible


In this way HACCP Now helps clearly
For more information on HACCP Now please
identify the relative potential impact a
contact:
hazard may have on the business and

therefore allows the business to prioritise
Jim Flynn - [email protected]
resources accordingly.

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