Food Safety in Japan Elevated – “Japan has always enjoyed a ‘safety culture’ and over the past 5 years, the interest in food safety has continued to expand”, says Martin Stone, Director HACCP International, following a visit to Japan in June.

The visit combined connecting with a number of certified businesses in the region and a visit to the FOOMA Trade Show in Tokyo hosted by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers Association. In addition to visiting a number of certified businesses on their stands, Mr Stone had the opportunity to speak with several businesses whose product had  ‘food safety’ characteristics. “It was great to meet with our certified customers on their stands and to see how they are presenting their products to the marketplace”, Mr Stone commented, “they all feel that ‘food safety’ is a key differentiating point with their Read more...


The 43rd edition of HostMilano, the leading event in the HoReCa world where international key players meet to discover the latest innovations and trends.

HACCP International was delighted to attend HOST Milano at the end of October. Host is the premier equipment event in the world and it was great for us to be able to interact with so many clients whose certified products were on show. HOST brings together exhibitors and visitors from more than 165 countries with a total of 180,000 attendees.  Bill Simos, a Director at HACCP International said ‘Host is always the Number 1 event in the calendar however the 2023 event is the best I’ve been to over many years of attending. The innovation on display was spectacular Read more...


The New Food Standard 3.2.2A in regard to Food Safety Management Tools takes effect from December 2023.

Food service, caterers and related retail businesses in Australia need to meet new food safety requirements in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) from 8 December 2023. Standard 3.2.2A is a new food safety standard for these types of businesses that aims to improve food safety and support consumer confidence. Standard 3.2.2A of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code introduces 3 mandatory food safety management tools for food businesses, depending on their food handling activities: Food Safety Supervisor. A food safety supervisor (FSS) must be a person who has recognised, formal certification as a FSS, obtained in Read more...


PRESS RELEASE: Saraya announces HACCP International certification.

HACCP International congratulate Saraya on their recent HACCP International certification. As always, we are delighted when clients pass the rigorous testing and evaluation processes to be certified as suitable for use in the food industry. The full press release can be viewed here


I would like a food safe HACCP Certificate for non-food products or services. What should I be looking for?

HACCP Management System Certification vs HACCP International Product Certification – A critical distinction There seems to be some confusion about ‘HACCP’ certification requirements for non-food products and services supplied to the food industry. This article explains the difference between ‘HACCP’ food safety management certification and product certification provided by HACCP International. Background Food Processors and handlers that operate in accordance with world’s best practice food safety schemes will usually have food safety certification – commonly known as ‘HACCP Certification’. There are a number of best practice certification schemes including BSC, SQF, FSSC 2200, and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Read more...

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